BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The leader of the Kurdish-led PYD organization Salih Mohammad tweeted on Monday that anyone who targets their forces in Syria will ultimately meet the same fate as Daesh.
Salih Mohammad tweeted in response to Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem’s comments regarding the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) future operations in the eastern part of the Euphrates River Valley.
Muallam said that the Syrian Arab Army will be shifting their attention to the eastern part of the Euphrates River Valley once the situation in the Idlib Governorate is settled.
The Syrian Foreign Minister said that the presence of foreign forces in the eastern part of the Euphrates River Valley is a violation of international law and detrimental to the peace process.
While the Syrian Arab Army and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) do not actively target one another, there have been tensions in the Deir Ezzor Governorate in the past.
In a recent meeting between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council and government, the latter demanded that all U.S. and French forces withdraw from the SDF’s areas.
This demand from the Syrian government was met with several objections from the SDC because they rely on the US for military support and protection from Turkey in northern Syria.