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Spokesman: Kurdish Troops Likely to Join Damascus Gov’t to Regain Regions Seized by Turkish Army

10 January 2019 15:03

 A senior militant spokesman said that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) are highly likely to join the Syrian Army after they reached an agreement on taking back the regions they have already lost to the Turkish Army.

“There is no obstacle facing cooperation between the Kurdish militants and the Syrian Army,” the Arabic-language service of Russia Today (RT) quoted Spokesman of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units Nuri Mahmud as saying.

He noted that the YPG will join the Damascus troops after political agreements are worked out on how to form a joint army.

Mahmud noted that in case the YPG joins the Syrian Army, the occupied regions of Afrin, Jarablus, al-Bab and Idlib will be liberated from the control of the Turkish Army and its allied militants.

He also said recapturing Afrin region is a priority for the Kurdish population.

In relevant remarks in late December, Mahmud said that YPG will lay down their arms only after peace returns to Syria.

Mahmud argued that the weapons supplied by the United States were used to combat terrorists, according to a Jordanian news channel, Al-Hadath.

The YPG said it had handed over the Northern town of Manbij to the Syrian army to allegedly focus on the fight against the ISIL terrorist group on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

The surprise withdrawal of 2,000 US troops from Syria was announced after Trump said that the objective to defeat the Daesh terror group had been achieved.

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