31 May '18, 10pm

#Military #Syria #SDF #YPG

#Military #Syria #SDF #YPG

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar Assad not to carry out an offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces that control the country’s north-east. “Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US Forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the joint staff, said during a press conference. His remarks came after Assad told Russian broadcaster RT he would not hesitate to use force to retake the third of the country held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “The only problem left in Syria is the SDF,” he told the channel, adding he saw “two options.” “The first one: we started now opening doors for negotiations. Because the majority of them are Syrians, supposedly they like their country, they don’t like to be puppets to any foreigners,” Assad said in English. “We have one optio...

Full article: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1313431/middle-east

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