FILE: Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abu el-Gheit FILE: Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abu el-Gheit

Abul Gheit expresses concern over imminent Turkish military offensive in Syrian territories

Wed, Oct. 9, 2019
CAIRO, Oct 9 (MENA) - Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit expressed deep concern over Turkish plans for conducting an imminent military operation in the Syrian territories.

In a press statement on Wednesday, an official source in the AL general secretariat described the planned Turkish offensive as a blatant violation against Syrian sovereignty and a serious threat to Syria's territorial integrity.

He warned that a Turkish military incursion would worsen the already fragile Syrian security and humanitarian conditions and give Daesh terrorist group the opportunity to restore part of its lost strength in the conflict-hit Arab country.

During its last meeting in September, the AL ministerial council condemned foreign interference in Syrian affairs, demanding Turkey to withdraw its forces from the territories of its Arab neighbor.
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