BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council and Syrian government held their first official meeting in Damascus, yesterday, setting the tone for future negotiations between the two political entities.

The SDC’s delegation was led by the political group’s head, Ilham Ahmad; she previously met with Syrian government officials in the northeastern city of Al-Qamishli.

According to a government report, the SDC agreed to work with the government to repair the imperative Tabaqa Dam in western Al-Raqqa, along with future construction projects to fix other parts of the province.

A source from the Syrian government said the meeting was mostly concentrated on forming different joint committees in northern Syria, while also setting the stage for future reconciliation talks.

The source said that the government brought up the topic of Raqqa city, which is currently in ruins.

The government is interested in a future construction project to fix Raqqa city and thwart the Turkish military threat in northern Syria.

Another meeting between the Syrian government and Syrian Democratic Council is expected to take place next month, the source added.

The SDC is the political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and one of the most powerful organizations in northeast Syria.

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zainab313
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2018-07-28 12:50

kudos to the syrian govt for her ever coming victories

Nestor
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2018-07-28 21:56

El gobierno Turco es la peor amenaza para Siria después de ISIS y otros mercenarios.

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2018-07-28 14:10

Turkish Presidential Spox: It is Turkey’s legitimate demand for the US to end cooperation with the YPG which is in talks with the Assad regime. Awsat: The Kurds met McGurk before the meeting. McGurk said, “We will not oppose talks with the Assad regime.” @CivilWarMap: Sources in the Syrian Democratic Council asked us not to trust the news from Al-Jazeera and other news channels from Qatar and Turkey. They are only trying to sabotage the negotiations with the Syrian Government. After first official meeting between N. Syria and Damascus officials, Syrian Democratic Council announces that a roadmap for negotiations was… Read more »

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2018-07-28 19:25
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Racism is coming from the Americans, the worst people about religions and races

Pete
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2018-07-28 13:27

The SDC is not “Kurdish led”, it’s Syrian, and majority Arab. Why the constant racism, Leith?

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2018-07-28 15:09
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It IS Kurdish led. Also, how can he be racist against Kurds? They’re the same race, dimwit

You can call me AL
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2018-07-28 15:41
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I have already stated yesterday the FACTS of the SDC and you know d**n well it is led and majority Kurdish.