YPG official: Syrian regime is trying to satisfy Turkey by attacking Kurds

Assad in a visit to his military forces in Homs, central Syria. File photo

ARA News 

QAMISHLI – Polat Can, the representative of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) to the coalition against ISIS, said on Sunday that the Syrian government is trying to send a message to Turkey.

The YGP official said the ongoing attacks by the Assad regime against Kurds in Syria’s Hasakah “are aimed at compensating ISIS losses in front of the Kurdish forces and allies”.

“What the Syrian regime is trying to do is to create clashes with Kurds in Hasakah to compensate the ISIS loss of Manbij city,” Can said. 

The Kurdish top official said that Syrian regime also tries to satisfy Turkish government. 

Speaking to ARA News, Kurdish analyst Barzan Isso suggested that the Syrian government is trying to use the Kurds to restore its relations with Turkey.

“Kurds today are fighting a war which could thwart wars in future, so they will not negotiate on the military presence of regime in the region anymore,” he said.

“Without eradicating the regime politically and military from the [Kurdish] region, the regime would turn into a cancer that will be difficult to treat in the future,” Isso said.

“The services and administrative institutions should stay to coordinate with the new federal system for northern Syria and Rojava,” he added.

The YPG on Sunday night gave Syrian regime fighters –that are surrounded by the Kurdish forces in Hasakah– an ultimatum to give up or fight to the end.

Reporting by: Jan Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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  1. GregG
    August 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Bad move from Assad, he’ll lose support by siding with the turks….

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