The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abdi, confirmed that their forces will make every effort to achieve compatibility with Turkey in coordination with the United States, in order to achieve security and stability in the region.
Abdi made the remarks during a speech delivered on August 24, at the annual meeting of the leaders of the military formations following the Syrian Democratic Forces in the city of al-Hasakah, in the presence of 600 representatives of various councils and military formations.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began his talk about the victories achieved by their forces in Northern and Eastern Syria, particularly the defeat of ISIS militarily in coordination and participation of the international coalition.
About the purpose of their meeting, Abdi said:
“We are holding this meeting to evaluate the military and political victories that we have achieved, and putting down the military principles for our work in protecting our regions in the next stage, after ISIS defeat, and this includes spreading security and stability in all our regions and Syria in general.”
“Abdi” described the challenges facing their forces as great, pointing to the continued threats of the terrorist organization “ISIS”, which insists on the destruction of this country and continued:
“The new stage is difficult, especially ISIS is located among populated areas through its sleeping cells, so fighting ISIS is one of the most important topics of our meeting.”
Regarding Turkish interventions in Northern Syria and the occupation of Afrin, Abdi said:
“We have previously confirmed that the Turkish attack on Afrin has adversely affected the SDF’s campaign against ISIS, and that Turkish threats to Northern and Eastern Syria are hampering the efforts of our forces and international coalition to defeat ISIS definitively.”
Regarding the success of any reconciliation process between their forces and Turkey, Abdi said:
For the success of the peace process between us and Turkey, the return of Afrin to its people is one of our basic conditions and without returning of Afrin there will be no lasting peace in Syria. “
He stressed at the same time that the Syrian Democratic Forces will make every effort to achieve compatibility with the Turkish state in coordination with the United States, adding that there are preliminary agreements to establish security in the region through border points and we will be a positive party in this process.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces demanded the authority in Damascus to negotiate and dialogue with representatives of North and East of Syria and Syrian Democratic Forces in order to reach a political solution on basis of acknowledgement of Self-Administrations for North and East of Syria and the Kurdish legal rights within a Unified Syria.
At the end of his speech Abdi said:
“We have started reconstructuring the SDF, we have achieved great victories, we have started forming military councils in all areas and formed specialized professional forces. During this meeting, we will begin reconstructing of SDF throughout formation of general council that unifies all military councils under SDF umbrella.