ROME: The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated he mistrusted each the Syrian authorities and Russia, but stated in remarks printed Saturday that he would comply with “a political path” for the sake of peace.
Mazlum Abdi, often known as Kobani, informed Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper that future negotiations required ensures from the worldwide group, together with Europe.
“We have no confidence, but it’s not possible to solve Syria’s problems without using the political path. We must negotiate,” he stated.
Till the USA pulled out of Syria the SDF, whose members are for probably the most half Kurds, loved the assist of a Washington-led coalition in its battle towards the Islamic State group.
Within the present negotiations, Abdi stated Russia was performing as an middleman between his group and the federal government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“We will not be party to an agreement that does not include the defence of our people and its political, administrative and cultural liberty,” he cautioned.
He stated there had additionally been talks with the US authorities which had “offered guarantees but there is a certain slowness in applying these guarantees on the ground”.
He condemned the US resolution to drag out of Syria, saying the transfer gave “the green light for the Turkish attack against our people” and violated agreements between his group and Washington.
America final month introduced a pullout from Kurdish-held areas in northeast Syria, permitting Damascus, Ankara and Moscow to carve up the Kurds’ now-defunct autonomous area.
Requested about Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s want to have him arrested, Abdi stated “what else do you expect from a person who doesn’t hide from the world his project to massacre our people”.
Turkey and its Syrian proxies on October 9 launched a cross-border assault towards Kurdish-held areas, grabbing a 120-kilometre-lengthy (70-mile) swathe of Syrian land alongside the frontier.
The incursion killed lots of and prompted 300,000 folks to flee their houses in the most recent humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s brutal eight-yr conflict.
Turkey and Russia then struck a deal in Sochi for extra Kurdish forces to withdraw from the frontier on either side of that Turkish-held space below the supervision of Russian and Syrian forces.



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