BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will join a newly formed “Syrian Army” after the establishment of a federalist system of governance, Riad Darar of the Syrian Democratic Council told Rudaw TV this week.
According to Darar, the SDF will join the Syrian Army as part of the “Northern Syria Protection Units,” once the federalist system of governance is permanently established.
“If Syria was united, we believe there would be no need to have a separate force because they would join the Syrian Army,” Darar told Rudaw.
The SDC official would later tell a pro-opposition newspaper that the SDF will only join a newly formed Syrian Army force, not one loyal to the current government in Damascus.
“I didn’t mean the regime army is the Syrian army, I mean a Syrian army that is formed after federalization is established,” Darar concluded.
Currently, the SDC and PYD are not part of the Geneva and Astana peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition.