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The Kurds agreed with Damascus on placement of government troops along the Northern borders of Syria. This was announced by the representative of the Kurdish forces Badrud Gia Kurd, reports Reuters.
According to him, the deal implies that the Syrian army would occupy the territory from the city of Manbij in the North-West to the town of Derik (aka al-Malikiya) in the North-East of the country. Kurd said that it was a pre-military understanding of political issues, the parties will discuss later. He added that to seek redress was necessary after the US “gave the green light” for the invasion of Turkey.
Kurdish politician Aldar Xelil noted that this is an emergency measure. “The priority now is to protect the border from the Turkish threats,” he explained.
Earlier it was reported that Syrian government troops entered the city Tabka, until then controlled by the Kurdish forces and are moving North to confront the military aggression of Ankara. The negotiating table the parties started under the mediation of Russia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of military operations in Syria the day on 9 October. It was called “the Source of peace”.
Its aim is the fight against the Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK, banned in Turkey as a terrorist) and the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), as well as the creation along the entire border of the security zone. It is conducted jointly with units of the free Syrian army (FSA) — one of the largest unions of the armed Syrian groups.
Turkey consider the PKK terrorists of Syrian Kurdish “Democratic Union” (PYD) and the armed “people’s protection Units” (YPG). They control areas in Northern Syria, they have traditionally supported the US.
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