BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The top leader of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, Abu Mohammad Al-Joulani, told the Amjad Media publication on Monday that his group supports the Turkish military’s operation against the Syrian Kurds.
“We support the operation to liberate the eastern Euphrates,” Al-Joulani told Amjad Media.
According to Al-Joulani, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a reference to the YPG and SDF, is an enemy to the Syrian revolution as they are capturing Sunni Arab areas inside Syria.
While Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham is not participating in the Turkish military operation, they have taken a similar stance as Ankara when it comes to the YPG and SDF troops inside Syria.
Furthermore, Al-Joulani claimed that his group is an integral part of the Syrian revolution, adding that he is concerned with implementing the proper form of Sharia Law in the lands.