Liwa al-Tahrir, an Arab group within the Kurdish YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that it is leaving the coalition because of the groups authoritarian policies and approach. They called for the remodelling of the coalition within 24 hours in a statement made yesterday. The remodelling never occurred.

Liwaa al-Tahrir leader stated that the “Syrian Democratic Forces is supposed to be for all Syrians, but it seems YPG is against this”.

“We fought with YPG 3 years. Now they want to end us,” he continued.

Shortly after this announcement, clashes between Liwa al-Tahrir and the YPG ensued in Tell Abyad.

Although the YPG have encircled checkpoints near Qunaitra village, Liwa Ahrar Raqqa group responded by claiming to have expelled YPG from 5 villages around Ayn Issa, those being al-Qadriyah, al-Hamdanat, Kardushan, al-Duraybiyah & Abo Tabat.

50 militants from Liwa al-Tahrir have reportedly arrived in Jarablus after defecting from SDF. This is a significant number as its believed there are only between 100-200 members of Liwa al-Tahrir.

It remains to be seen how other Arab groups within the SDF framework will respond to this fracturing.

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J. Gutierrez
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They have a good reason:
“Syrian Democratic Forces is supposed to be for all Syrians, but it seems YPG is against this”.

Pete
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Not even remotely. Some Arab factions were always going to have an issue with a democratic social structure that’s gender equal, and that’s now being displayed. Once an extremist, always an extremist. They’ve defected because they have no morals, don’t care about civilians, and are offered money by the turkey / daesh alliance now known as the “FSA”.

Daeshbags Sux
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Former FSA group if I’m not wrong… Surely been offered money to defect, hehehehehe

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This is like f*****g Game of Thrones! The Kurds are the Starks, these Arabs are the Boltons and the Turks are the Lannisters.

One ummah one body
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One ummah one body

No the Kurds are the Freys bunch of back stabbers !

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No, they’re the Starks, the SAA are the Baratheons, rightful rulers but the Starks want to rule themselves in the north of the realm, it’s a perfect analogy. The Kurds were really stupid and got ahead of themselves, but they’re still ‘good guys’. They’re not Islamists, ISIS or Turks. By default, they’re okay.

Ali Sajjadi
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Ali Sajjadi

bullshit you know nothing about Kurds

zippy
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hahaha starks hahah man u got sense of homor so starks are using lannisters airforce nowadays?

kit
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The Turks are the Lannisters, so h**l no! The foreign air force, the Coalition, are the wildlings that Jon recruits.

Bibi
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@leithfadel @oulosP If true, they r too dumb to reveal their true face too soon 🙂

guest
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Good that they left CIA-led mercenary troop, called YPG.
Stupidos are still stupidly against Assad, but at least they left USA-mercenary army, called YPG, the kurdish morons, fighting for USA.

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They were fucked away, Assad would never have allowed them to have Rojava to themselves, conflict was bound to arise. Turkey just waited for the right time to strike. Assad should let the Kurds have the northern strip, just to p**s Turkey off and incite the PKK, leading to a Turkish Kurdistan which would significantly decrease the population and territory of Turkey, as well as having a Kurdistan buffer between Syria and Turkey, it’s a great idea I think. Also, then the only part that links Syria and Turkey is in Latakia and Idlib, so with a much reduced border… Read more »

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They left the CIA led group to join the Pentagon led group. potato potAto

Jozef Majtán
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Jozef Majtán

Now are FSA again ?

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ziad welds

what did you expect working for these dirty kurds?