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Senior US-Backed SDF Commander Defects To Syrian Army: Iranian Media Claims

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Senior US-Backed SDF Commander Defects To Syrian Army: Iranian Media Claims


The Iranian news agency Fars News reported on February 4 that a “senior commander” of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), named Rikan, had allegedly defected to the Syrian Arab Army. The SDF has not commented on this claim yet. However, if it’s confirmed, this will be another sign of the developing tensions within the US-backed group.

Senior US-Backed SDF Commander Defects (source):

A senior commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces surrendered to the Syrian army in Eastern Deir Ezzur, local sources reported, adding that another SDF commander was also killed in Hasaka province.

The sources said on Monday that the commander named Rikan defected the SDF in al-Salehiyeh region and surrendered himself to the Syrian army along with a military vehicle full of weapons and military equipment.

They added that the SDF has put its forces on alert immediately and closed al-Salehiyeh passageway.

Also, another SDF commander, nom de guerre Jarrah, was killed along with his aide after a bomb was exploded in one of their strongholds in the village of al-Sab’ei in Merkada region of Southern Hasaka.

The two provinces of Deir Ezzur and Raqqa have been the scene of protests and clashes between civilians and SDF fighters over the past three years for the latter’s crimes and atrocities.

Last week, a large number of people poured into the street in Eastern Deir Ezzur to show their protests against the SDF.

Residents of the town of Abu Humman in Southeastern Deir Ezzur launched massive protests and closed the roads leading to the town, battlefield sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said.

The sources reiterated that the civilians staged massive protests against SDF’s measures, including piling up fuel products, corruption and other offenses in the region.

“The residents of Deir Ezzur called for releasing the people who have been arrested by the SDF fighters,” they said.

The residents of Shaitat town in Southeastern Deir Ezzur also held massive protests and called for their rights with regard to oil revenues.

The report comes as the armed tribesmen had clashed with SDF fighters in the town of Khasham over control of oil resources of the region.

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Concrete Mike

And the zionazi ball of twine starts to unravel.

Trump aint stupid pulling out, he correctly sees the errors of his predescessors, the rest of the minions sure are.

Promitheas Apollonious

is it really trump pulling out? it dont seem any one is pulling out to me. On the contrary they seem to go in or be replaced by other nato soldiers. In a kind of rotation move, we seen many times happening.


“Trump aint stupid”

Sorry but I disagree, I doubt he could count past 10 without taking his shoes off.


sure at trillions of bucks it does take an idiot not to see the errors of the predecessors. and trump, as some kind of businessman at least senses that something is wrong. but fatso and bolton are firmly sold to the mic and aipac and other israeli supporting groups so ain’t much to hope for there.

Kelli Hernandez

And who hired Bolton and Pompous? This isn’t 3D chess or Trump not knowing who he serves (Israhell), but rather his voting population hearing racist fascist swan songs of sweet words out of a con man, instead of looking at Trump’s donors. It’s not hard to find at all. Sheldon Adelson Israhelli billionaire bankrolled Trump’s campaign for 124 million.
He is also largest donor in US & for Democrats Zionazis and now the whole GOP and now the White House full of dual Israhelli’s.
Our government is occupied by a foreign power and it’s foreign agents.

Jens Holm

Assad is no foreigner.


Yeah I know he’s Danish, and your half brother.


And who hired Bolton and Pompous?

Exactly, he hires the biggest losers, then fires them saying they are no good, maybe the fool doing the hiring is the biggest fool of all.

But every cloud has a silver lining and Trump’s idiocy combined with the idiocy of the leadership of the Democrats means that the US collapse will occur sooner.

I thought I would be dead before the US collapse, now I think I will live to see the free world bombing freedom into America.

You can call me Al

A wise move of the SDF commander if true:

They are now “Billy no mates in Syria” – 1) US uses them as cannon fodder and are willing to just leave them, 2) the locals hate them, 3) ISIS hates and kill them when they are not airlifting the scum out at the US bequest, 4) The Syrians hate them, 5) The Turkish hate them, 6) The Israelis and gulf states, use them as cannon fodder, with all the false promises and 7) I even hate them.

The thing is with the Kurds, they are their own worse enemy. They never learn from their own history.

Jens Holm

You are winner of today 1 out of 50.000 maybee left the party.

Some pigfarmer here in Denmark had 20.000 having a bad economy and won 1/2 a pig in the lottery – too :)

1: 50.000 – Montgommery and Rommel was there too.

Gregory Casey

Jeez Jens …….. you’re going hard on supping that pig-swill today.

Jens Holm

Yes, the Chinese from today are in the Yoear of the pig supporting their own muslims showing no pigs.

Instead they have made farms for repatriating muslims.

Valerianus Maximus

The 11. Schützen-Brigade sends you its highest regards and hopes to see you again very soon in your native habitat!

Jens Holm

Danke schön. Ärge dich nicht , ärge andere :)

Jens Holm

I still wonder why people cant come home from Turkey. One is, that all cannot, but many 1000 should be possible. In facts the main parts of the SDF area seemes calm.

It was an agreement, that Raqqa/Tabqa and DEZ(SDF) should vote for their own Coulsil and decide their own status. It never has been SDF told by SDF themselves.

Who are the blockers of this – Damaskus, Ankara, SDF or more then one of them. I fully understand the frustration but also someone has to protect homecommers and those few living there.

Assads never should be allowed to come in an just take over. NEVER.

Those are as a minimum promised to choose. They never has before. I see no uprise. I mainly see frustration for too slow regaining of the older functions of that Counsil.

The other one – or 1/2 of it is mpre difficult. Most of it isnt calmed down to safe. But soon after that, those has to vote too.

Both areas are very infected by the ones, which is not there. You cant – as Assads can – win an election even people are not thre and even most of them not even vote.

I dont get at least the Coalition supporteters at least can put in help to the ones, which as a minimum threw out ISIS and now have calmed those moore or less passive supporters down. I need politicians to change and give help.

Very gotesce any from Damaskus and Ankara think those are supporters of them at all. Mnay of the for sure are passified semi supporters and in distress – or whatever it is named in english.


interesting they started assassinating taliban leaders before obama left office too careful commanders you should just all join saa..we could use you u would be better alive in friendlies hands then in the sights of the enemy who wishes your executions

Kelli Hernandez

So that’s why SDF there. Imagine my surprise. SAA should just kick them out and stop the US from stealing Syrian oil..

Jens Holm

ISIS is digging under the atlantic ocean for it.

Zionism = EVIL

SDF is a CIA joke and a collection of criminals, pimps and rapists and is hardly going to hold. Arabs are famous for judging the direction of the sandstorm and go with the flow. It is only a matter of time when all these tribes and groups unite and start attacking the Turkeys, dumb Americunts and NATO occupation forces.

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