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The request surprised some American officials and could help open the way for the forces of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, to start retaking the Kurdish-held part of the country near Turkey’s border. That would be a big step toward Mr. Assad’s goal of reclaiming all of Syria, upended by almost eight years of war.
The Kurdish-led militias control about one-quarter of Syria’s territory, including valuable agricultural land and oil reserves in the north and east of the country. Kurdish control is opposed not only by the Turks, but also by the government of Mr. Assad as well as its Russian and Iranian backers, who want the territory to fall back under the control of Damascus.
So theyre working on it,
“We are in talks with the Syrian Kurds, but we don’t agree with those dependent on American decisions,” Buthaina Shaban, advisor to Assad, told reporters in reference to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which control areas of northeastern Syria and the eastern Euphrates valley.
You're young. That's not your fault.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
Almost 40 is young. And though I rarely said it because if said too often it becomes trite, thank you for your service.
Should I believe what Trump says about Assad?