With deep sorrow and sadness, we received the news of the martyrdom of a group of heroes from the Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG) during a treacherous attack targeting Arabat Airport Sulaymaniyah City, South Kurdistan region. These heroes, with their pure blood, forged an honorable path in the struggle and sacrifice for their people and nation.
In this regard, the General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces extends its heartfelt condolences to the command and fighters of the Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the families of the martyrs, and all the people of our nation. We affirm our unwavering solidarity with them in the wake of this tragic occurrence.
Our people shall forever hold their courageous heroes and the robust military and security institutions that safeguard them in the highest esteem, leaving no space for adversaries but eventual defeat.
SDF General Command
September 20, 2023