We received Media-circulated news that al-Bab city had been subjected to shelling this morning. However, our forces have nothing to do with this operation either directly or indirectly; nevertheless, our operations are directed against the Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries and are announced to the public opinion through statements and footage.
We believe that these strikes targeted the al-Bab city, were conducted by the parties who have been trying recently to prevent the people in the occupied areas from expressing their rage regarding the recent statements of the Turkish foreign minister.
Farhad Shami, head of the SDF Media Center
Aug. 19, 2022