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Syria’s Assad vows support for Kurds resisting Turkish assault

Syria’s Assad vows support for Kurds resisting Turkish assault

President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday that Syria would support Kurdish fighters in the northeast of the war-torn country against Turkish soldiers and their Syrian proxies.

“We are prepared to support any group carrying out popular resistance against the Turkish aggression,” he said in a video shared by the presidency.

“This is not a political decision… We are not taking any political decisions now,” he told government troops on the frontline in the Idlib province, AFP reported. “It is a constitutional duty and a national duty.”

Ankara and its Syrian proxies launched a cross-border attack against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria on October 9 after an announced US military pullout.