Arab League voices concerns over Turkey's imminent military operation in Syria

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-09 19:25:28|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday expressed "deep concerns and worries" over Turkish plans of conducting an imminent military operation in the Syrian territories.

In a statement, the AL described Turkish planned offensive as "a blatant violation against Syrian sovereignty and a serious threat to Syria's territorial integrity."

"The Turkish plans will also open the door for more deterioration of the humanitarian and the security conditions in Syria," it added.

The pan-Arab organization has warned that the "Turkish military incursion would incite more conflicts in Syria and may allow the terrorist Islamic State (IS) group to restore some of its forces in the war-hit Arab country."

"The foreign intervention in Syria from any side is rejected and condemned," the statement said, urging all sides to pave the way for the political process in Syria after the formation of the constitutional committee instead of involving in more military escalation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey has already made its decision for clearing northern Syria of "terrorist," vowing to launch a military campaign into the east of Euphrates at any moment.

Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that Turkish army has completed all preparations for a military operation in the east of Euphrates River in Syria to establish a safe zone.