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Turkey raids in Syria and Iraq: Russia asks Ankara to show restraint

Moscow considers that the Anchor must refrain from using “excessive” military force in Syria and that a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue needs to be sought, Alexander Lavrentiev, Russia’s special envoy for the war in Syria, said today, Russian news agencies reported.

The Russian government will work with its partners to resolve the conflict, Mr. Lavrentiev added.

The statement is recorded two twenty-four hours after Turkish armed forces launched shelling against Kurdish positions in northern Syria and northern Iraq and the day after of a new threat from the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoganhow he will order a new large-scale ground operation in Syrian territory, as reported by Reuters and relayed by the Athens News Agency.

The US “opposes” actions that “destabilize” the Syrian north

Earlier, the US opposition to actions that destabilize Syria and violate Iraq’s sovereignty was expressed by the State Department yesterday Monday, the day after the start of the bombardments launched by the Turkish army in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A US State Department press release stated that Washington “expresses our sincere condolences for the loss of civilian life in Syria and Turkey” and urges a “de-escalation in Syria to protect civilian life and support the common cause of defeat the Islamic State (IS)”.

“We continue to oppose any uncoordinated military action in Iraq that violates (Iraqi national) sovereignty,” the text added.

Source: News Beast

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