BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – A preliminary agreement was made between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, a source told Al-Masdar this afternoon.
According to the source, the YPG has agreed to remove all posters of ‘Abdullah Ocalan from streets and areas under their control in Al-Hasakah.
Furthermore, the YPG will allow the Syrian Army to reopen recruitment offices in the Al-Haakah Governorate.
This preliminary agreement comes after the government met with Kurdish delegates in both Damascus and Qamishli city.
A military source told Al-Masdar News that the government and Kurdish Democratic Federation of Northern Syria are now discussing the possibility of setting up joint checkpoints in Al-Hasakah.
The source continued that the government is attempting to convince the Kurdish Democratic Federation to agree to the following:
- Join forces with the government across the country
- Handover the Tal Kojar and Simalka border-crossings into Iraq
- Handover the Al-Darbasiyah and Ras Al-‘Ayn border-crossing into Turkey
The YPG is asking in return that the government make the Kurdish language a part of the Syrian educational system, count the period the YPG fighters served as service in the SAA, and give a Kurdish official a permanent seat in the Syrian oil ministry.