Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Syria Kurds And The Assad Regime Are Hinting At A Partnership

A Syrian boy watches as Turkish military vehicles, part of a US military convoy, take part in joint patrol in Syrian village of al-Hashisha on the outskirts of Tal Abyad along the border with Turkey (AFP)

RUDAW: Syria Kurds, Assad regime hint at partnership against Turkish threat

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Threatened by an imminent Turkish invasion from the north following Monday’s US withdrawal from the Syria-Turkey border, Syria’s Kurds and the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus have separately hinted at possible coordination.

US President Donald Trump appeared to greenlight a long-threatened Turkish operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria on Sunday night, despite the SDF’s role as America’s key ally in the ground war against the Islamic State group (ISIS).

Ankara, a long-time backer of Syria’s armed opposition, appears primed and ready to invade territories east of the Euphrates River, where Kurds have built an autonomous administration of their own – independent of the Syrian regime.

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Update: Syrian Kurdish official eyes possible talks with Damascus (Reuters)

WNU Editor: This is a golden opportunity for Assad and his Russian alliance to step into this vacuum. My prediction. If Turkey breaks its promise with President Trump and launches an all-out assault against the Kurds, which I believe they will, the Kurds will make a deal with Damascus.

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

I imagine at this point some in the military are routing for impeachment.