Our forces are making advances and rescuing our people east of the Euphrates River in the framework of the Operation Cizire Storm. The Russian and regime forces have carried out an unfortunate attack on our forces at Koniko gas company, Ezba station and Nesic Factory. Aerial bombardments and artillery attacks left some of our fighters martyred and some others wounded.
As our advance is taking place in coordination with the International Coalition, we do not want to engage in another war and put out the strength we are supposed to use against terror and terrorists.
We condemn the hostile attacks of Russia and their partners that serve for the terrorists and target the fight against terror. We emphasise that we will not stay silent and we will use our right to legitimate defense and retaliate.
We urge Russia to give up its hostile approach towards our people and their heroic forces.
SDF General Command
September 25, 2017