Did Syrian Army Hand Over Khasham In Euphrates Valley To US-backed SDF?

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Did Syrian Army Hand Over Khasham In Euphrates Valley To US-backed SDF?

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On December 19, several Syrian pro-government and opposition media outlets and bllogs reported that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had handed over its positions in the village of Khasham on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in the province of Deir Ezzor to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

However, these reports were never confirmed by any official sources. Moreover, Syrian local sources said on December 20 that clashes between the SAA and the SDF took place in Khasham. According to the sources, units of the SDF’s Deir Ezzor Military Council (DMC) attacked SAA oppositions in Khasham. However, the SAA repelled the attack.

Hours later, Ahma al-Khabil, a commander of the DMC, denied that that the SDF attacked the SAA in Ksham, according to the pro-opposition news outlet SMART. The Al-Khabil statement also confirmed that the village was under the control of the SAA and that the reported deal was nothing but fake news.

Pro-government sources also reported on December 19, that the SDF raised the Syrian flag on all the public buildings in Sheikh Maqsood district in the northern part of Aleppo city. While many pro-government and oppositions activists claimed again that this act is a part of the same supposed “deal” between the SAA and the SDF, local sources revealed that the flags were raised as a part of an old agreement to provide public services in the SDF-held areas inside the city and nothing more.

Many observers questioned the supposed deal between the SAA and the SDF when it was first reported. The reports came only one day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described US-backed forces in eastern Syria as “traitors” during a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

The SDF responded to the Syrian president statement within hours and accused him of opening “the doors of the country [Syria] wide in front of the hordes of foreign terrorism”.

As a result tensions between the SAA and the SDF reached grew once again with the both sides openly admitting that the other is a foe. A political deal between these two sides is highly unlikely right now.

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  • Zainab Ali

    most probably fake news by the illegal occupiers – ameritards coalition

  • SAFE

    A Question mark attacked to a headline! And you want me to support ya with my cash?

    • Support is voluntary. Nobody is forcing you to.

    • Gregory Louis

      A question mark is stopping you from reading an article that’s in great context of the situation then you must not read any news because that’s what media and journalists do to get attention on the topic so it has correct context…Did the SAA hand over this town? IDK…you see context XD

  • Joe

    Wait first , after the SAA has finished off HTS and pockets of ISIS, you will see real actions.

    Now is not the time to quarrel.

    Sochi has not started and in the end Kurds will have to go back to their original areas and live
    as Syrians.

    There is just no other ways as there is no such thing to allow Kurds in the middle of Syria when SAA has all the help from many forces.

    When Iran/Turkey/Syria/Hezbollah start to mobilise their forces , it will be like Iraq.

    • That Guy

      It will be even better than what happened in Iraq. There wouldn’t be any federal regional government in the first place, plus if the SDF gets stubborn, it would be gangbanged so hard by Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Hezbollah.

  • Jozsef Osztronkovics

    Zionist US and its zionist terror puppets are most of the time full of fake news because all those scum’s serving Satan worshiper Zionisrael we can’t believe all that fake garage

  • WinstonSmith

    So “Assad opened opened the door of Syria wide in front of foreign terrorists”?

    Here’s YPG Kurdish filth greeting their ISlamist Front buddies on their way to fight Assad in 2014:
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c9c_1402227862

    • Hide Behind

      YOU BEAT ME TO IT.
      THANK YOU, GOOD SHOW.

  • You can call me Al

    Do not trust the Yanks, the Turks or the Kurds.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      and russians

  • That Guy

    So…. shit is gonna hit the ceiling fan. I can’t wait to see how would it go.

  • dutchnational

    Well, I presume that visits by reporters the next few days will clarify this matter.

  • juan carlos ayala

    muerte a los traidores

  • Wegan

    No, not necessarily fake news.
    Here is the situation on the field: there different militia around made up from syrian people. These militia are pro government but sometimes they clash with the SAA for several reasons. But overall the regime trusts them, so sometimes for the SAA to keep running its operations they cannot be everywhere, they hand some of the positions to these militias. On occasion they can be bribed and the US is aware of this.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    morover, region nera quamishly and hasakah are now sdf region