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Israel assisting Syrian Kurdish militants ‘through a range of channels’

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Israel’s deputy foreign minister has admitted aiding Kurdish militants in Syria amid a Turkish incursion into the Arab country.

On October 9, the Turkish military launched a cross-border operation in
northeastern Syria in an attempt to clear the Syrian border areas of Kurdish
militants of the so-called People’s Protection Units (YPG),
whom Ankara views as terrorists linked to the autonomy-seeking Kurdish militants at home.

Kurdish militants

Kurdish militants

The incursion began firstly after the US announced it was withdrawing its forces from northeastern Syria, effectively abandoning its longtime Kurdish
allies there and giving NATO partner Turkey the go-ahead for the operation, The withdrawal of the 1,000 US troops was deemed by Kurds as a
betrayal by Washington.

On the other hand ,On October 10, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed solidarity with and offered assistance to the “gallant Kurdish people,” saying they faced possible “ethnic cleansing” by Turkey and its allied militants.

Addressing parliament on Wednesday, Tzipi Hotovely admitted Israel is assisting Syrian Kurds.

Hotovely gave no details on Israel’s assistance, but said during “dialogue with the Americans, we state our truth regarding the Kurds…
and also we are proud of our taking a stand alongside the Kurdish people.” as they said”

“Israel indeed has a salient interest in preserving the strength of the Kurds and the additional minorities in the north Syria area as moderate and pro-Western elements,” the Israeli official said.

but Israel has long been backing militants operating against the Syrian government.

Also Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday accused France
and Israel of seeking to establish “a terrorist state” within Syria where they
are reportedly assisting Kurdish separatists in the Arab country’s north.

Source : PressTV

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