[Marxism] Syrian Kurdish officials reject Assad’s plans to control autonomous territory (Kurdistan 24)

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 1 18:02:38 MDT 2019


"Despite having reached a deal with Damascus for national troops to counter the recent Turkish military incursion into northern Syria, top Kurdish officials continue to reject plans by President Bashar al-Assad to bring autonomous Kurdish-controlled areas under his authority.....

"The Kurdish-led administration in earlier failed talks with Damascus called for a degree of self-autonomy but Damascus insisted on a full return of all territory within Syrian borders to the central government.

"Local authorities, however, are in a much weaker position since being forced to make a deal with the Syrian government to deploy national forces to protect the border against Turkish attacks that began on Oct. 9."

(Note:  Kurdistan 24 is based in Iraqi Kurdistan.  It is not a supporter of the PKK, or of the Autonomous Administration in northeastern Syria)

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