Alliance between SDF and Syrian regime is “very far away,” senior Kurdish official says

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Monday 18 February 2019 | 11:46 PM Damascus Time

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  • Alliance between SDF and Syrian regime is “very far away,” senior Kurdish official says

    Baladi News

    Senior Syrian Kurdish politician Salih Muslim said that any military partnership between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Bashar al-Assad’s government is “very far away” and will depend upon a negotiated political solution to the Syrian conflict.

    “Any alliance with the regime couldn’t be just allied or coordinated between them without the political solution for all of Syria,” Muslim, a senior official and past co-president of the Democratic Union Party of Syria (PYD), told The Defense Post on Monday, February 18.

    “So maybe at that time, the Syrian Democratic Forces could be a part of the defense system of all Syria … This kind of alliance is very far away. It can only be [formed] after the overall political solution for [the] Syria[n] conflict, which means stability for Syria.”

    Muslim was speaking in response to Coalition commander Lieutenant General Paul LaCamera’s comments on Sunday that the U.S. government would be legally obliged to sever its military support for the SDF if it partners with the Syrian regime.

    “We will continue to train and arm them as long as they remain our partners,” said LaCamera, the commander of CJTF-OIR.

    Source: The Defense Post.

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