A senior Iranian military commander said the war games were a warning to the country's enemies not to miscalculate the power of the Islamic republic and the readiness of its armed forces. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered air strikes in Qamishli city after US President Donald Trump announced US troops would withdraw to allow the operation, followed by a ground offensive. On the same day, Iran's Fars news agency confirmed that the exercises, involving rapid reaction and mobile offensive Army Ground Force units supported by air helicopters, had begun in the Orumiyeh region, just 20 miles from the region. Turkish border.
We are prepared for any level of threats the enemy has projected and we will face you
Major General Seyed Abdolrahim Mousavi, who oversees the operation, said: “We are prepared for any level of threats the enemy has projected and we will face it.
“The message to enemies is that if they make wrong calculations, they must know that the sons of this Earth They are ready to resist with all their power anytime and anywhere. "
Major General Mousavi said the operation had the motto: "One target, one bullet."
Iran has launched military exercises near the Turkish border (Image: GETTY)
Smoke rises above the city of Qamishli (Image: GETTY)
He explained that the Ground Forces were informed of the midnight exercises and were mobilized immediately, emphasizing that all Iranian forces were "at the height of their preparations".
On September 20, fighters from the Iranian Army Air Force (IRIAF) and Guards of the Islamic Revolution The Corps (IRGC) conducted joint air exercises on Persian Gulf waters, Fars said.
Several IRIAF and IRGC combat, tactical, reconnaissance, transport and tanker aircraft were involved, he added.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chairs the coordination meeting on Operation Peace Spring (Image: GETTY)
Iran is closely allied with the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The state news agency IRNA informed the country's president Hassan Rouhani saying: “We openly said that the only solution to ensure security in southern Turkey and northern Syria is the presence of the Syrian army.
"We are asking our neighbor friend Turkey to act with more patience and restraint, and review her decision and the path chosen."
Hassan Rouhani urged Turkey to show restraint (Image: GETTY)
Turkish soldiers prepare to enter northern Syria (Image: GETTY)
At least one member of the Kurdish-led force known as Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombing, Kurdish activists and a Syrian war monitor said.
Kurdish forces warned of a "humanitarian catastrophe" that could unfold because of the Turkish military operation.
Erdogan tweeted, "Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border and bring peace to the area."
Iran's various missile sites (Image: GETTY)
He added that the Turkish armed forces, along with Turkish-backed Syrian fighters known as the Syrian National Army, began what they called "Operation Peace Spring" against Kurdish fighters to eradicate what Erdogan said was "the threat of terror" against him. Turkey
Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies entered northeastern Syria on Wednesday night, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, starting a ground offensive against Kurdish militia fighters.
Speaking today, Mr trump He said the US did not endorse Turkey's attack on northern Syria and made it clear to Ankara that its raid on Kurdish fighters was a "bad idea."
President Donald Trump has ordered US troops out of the area. (Image: GETTY)
In a note, Trump emphasized that no American soldiers are in the area being invaded.
Rather, he ordered US forces to leave the area, prompting criticism that he was abandoning an American ally.
Trump says he does not want the US to fight "these endless and meaningless wars."
He insisted that he would hold Peru to its commitment to protect civilians and religious minorities, including Christians, and to ensure that the invasion does not create a humanitarian crisis.