BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian government recently sent a letter to the United Nations Security-General criticizing the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a “separatist terrorist militia” that is destabilizing the country.

The letter accused the Syrian Democratic Forces of working with the U.S. and Israel to undermine the government , while “committing crimes for the International Coalition against the Syrian people,” accusing the SDF of now “kidnapping, torturing, killing and displacing civilians.”

However, in response to the government’s letter, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (political wing of the SDF), Ilham Ahmed, told Asharq Al-Awsat that Damascus’ accusations were baseless and false, adding that they are attempting to please Turkey with these claims.

“This approach will not serve the political solution and the peace process—threatening with wars and battles to impose control over the entirety of Syrian territory only prolongs the conflict,” she said.

Ahmed said the Syrian Democratic Council is relentlessly working to reopen talks with Damascus in order to reach a political settlement.

The SDF co-chair also demanded that the Syrian government recognize the autonomous administration in northern and eastern Syria.

“We have consistently indicated through our statements, and we have repeatedly called on the Syrian government to begin engaging in a comprehensive political process to resolve the Syrian crisis, recognize the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria,” the co-chair said.

 

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Stern Daler

This guy mixes facts. There is no autonomous administration in a federation. And he asks for a federation. There are rights and institutions that are administered by the federation and others administered locally. In case of competing rights the federal right breaks local rights and so on.

No wonder the talks broke down. They best copy a working federation to get results else they all help the Turk Sultan and the US Emperor.

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Karel Vd Geest

In a federation, the federated parts have constitutional rights that cannot be changed unilaterally, even when it suits the central government. A fact recently found out by Trump when he tried to overturn environmental rules of California.

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The traitors demand to be recognized and applauded for their crimes.

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Open letter to the so-called SDC…. After the Friends of Syria Coalition (Syrian Government Forces, Russia, Iran, Lebanon, Hezbullah, Iraq, China, Cuba, China….) finish off the salafist terrorists in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib, and Latakia, the Syrian forces are coming for the SDC whores……..the Syrian Forces will slaughter the SDC left and right and center…..and there will be nothing Nothing NOTHING your whoremasters can do about it……..the Brishit, the AmeriKKKunts, the Frogs, and the zionist-mafia occupying Palestine, the FOUR whoremasters of the SDC, will watch as the SDC’s occupation of Syrian territory is shredded to pieces and the SDC is butchered… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

Los Kurdos se buscaron solos este lío, una de las razones por que el gobierno Sirio no quiere ayudar a recuperar Afrin, espera que se maten entre ellos y luego intervenir…

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Such bold Turds

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Karel Vd Geest

Assad has gall. First in 2011, 2012 he left the region to the tender live of jihadis, ignoring the first duty of a governnent, providing security.

Secondly, he is the one sporting murder and torture prisons, bombing his own citizens.

Thirdly, he is the one sporting a corrupt dictatorship.

Reason enough to be a bit cautious playing the blame game.

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+++ “First in 2011, 2012 he left the region to the tender live of jihadis, ignoring the first duty of a governnent, providing security.” => And from this fact, Rojava is even entitled to reclaim independence through a simple referendum : it’d be 100% legal under UN charter! They’re already a de facto state, many here seem not to get it : they were surely very well counselled as, although I’m not a lawyer, it seems 2 me they fulfil all UN Charter criteria. +++ “Secondly, he is the one sporting murder and torture prisons” => At the same time,… Read more »

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Thank you for your reply. As for points 2. And 3. The fact that there are regimes around as bad or worse is no excuse. A murderer is not innocent when there are worse murderers around. It just means those have to be punished too.

I agree with your final conclusion. I read somewhere a commentor saying the kurds behave like the only adults in the room.

While I do not think the kurds are faultless, they are the best actors around, as demonstrated by the mostly puerile comments made by their detractors.

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This site reports a small border shuffle against Turkey, but does not report large violent demonstrations in Salhiya ( Dez) where protestors demand return to their dez towns and leaving of SAA and Iranian proxies, where SDF flag was raised and Assad flag was downed by protestors and SAA opened fire on protestors, killing three and wounding a dozen.

What an impartial reporting.

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Seem Assadophyles do not like truths. A clear sign Assad will go down sometime.