The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have found who is guilty in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance against ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. (MORE DETAILS HERE)
Now, the SDF is blaiming Turkey for cooperation with the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance and solding (sic) Idlib province to “the Syrian regime and its allies”.
On Monday, a hardcore pro-Kurdish SDF-linked media outlet “Hawar” released a short interview with Abu Araj, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Jaish al-Thuwar [a part of the SDF].
Abu Araj directly blamed Turkey for participating in the Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana with Syria, Russia and Iran and said that Turkey sold Idlib province and many other areas and “to the Syrian regime and its supporters”.
According to the SDF commander, Ankara is guilty in participating in a de-escalation agreemtents effort that has allowed to reach a ceasefire in many areas across Syria, especially in the recent effort aimed at establishing a de-escalation zone in Idlib province and combating Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province.
“We know that the federal project is now underway in northern Syria, and this is what frightens Turkey so it is doing everything to stand in front of this project so they give up everything to Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime,” Abu Araj started his speech according to Hawar. “Turkey has sold many Syrian areas to the Syrian regime and its supporters, repeating the scenario of Dariya, Maadamiyah al-Sham, al-waar, al-Zabadani, and Aleppo to Syrian regime and its allies after promising the Syrian people fake promises to fight and overthrow Assad.”
Especially interesting is that the SDF commander has accused Ankara in failing to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while the SDF itself has repeatedly cooperated with the Syrian government and the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance.
He also called on people of Idlib to stand against the forces that will implement the de-escalation agreement in the province.
Abu Araj continued his claims with a suggestion that Ankara aims to split Hayat Tahrir al-Sham into separate organizations “before entering Adlib [Idlib] to avoid fighting with them”.
In other words, according to the SDF, Turkey is guilty in that it has choosen to participate in diplomatic negotiations to solve the Syrian crisis instead of continuing its attempts to overthrow the Assad government and this allowed the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance to free forces that are now fighting against ISIS in Deir Ezzor.