BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – A new rebel alliance between factions in the Al-Hasakah Governorate has been formed to fight the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) in northern Aleppo.

Some of the factions that joined this new alliance are Ajnad Al-Hasakah, Liwaa Al-Furatein, and Ahrar Al-Shaddadi; these groups have long opposed Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria.

The majority of the fighters that make up this new rebel alliance are tribal Arabs from rural Hasakah.

This new alliance is called “Tajamou’ Ibna’a Al-Hasakah” (Gathering of Al-Hasakah’s sons); they will likely work side-by-side with the Turkish-backed rebel forces.

 

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Stern Daler
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2017-02-14 14:26

Erdogan’s 5th column. No wonder the Kurds want the Arabs to go.

Miha Semprimožnik
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Miha Semprimožnik
2017-02-14 14:57
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Kurds have screwed up when they lay all their cards into the hands of the Americans now they will pay a high price for this mistake. I doubt that Americans can save ther a*s

Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2017-02-14 18:08

Kurds take help where they can get it. Not exclusive to US.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-02-15 01:10

It’s far to be the case : YPG also has deals with Syrian govt which rusupplies ammos to them, Russia and the EU, they even have good relations with Israel. YPG has a far left ideology which has nothing to do with communism, it’s much more ‘open’. PKK relies on same ideology. Turkish govt couldn’t get rid of PKK after near 40 years and YPG is much more heavily armed… When you think that with all their experienced brass, Turkish army only had a kill ratio of 1.16:1 against PKK and now we have PKK with a near 5:1 kill… Read more »

Assad must stay
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2017-02-14 14:41

If they are working side by side withe the turks (fuckings islamists), that will be only bad. If they succeed, that could push the kurds with Damas.
Anyway, it is very bad that an external country give support to such guys.

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2017-02-14 14:50

And people think I was crazy when I said that in this year the Kurds will need to fought against the Turks more than the ISIS. We will see how it will affect the US Turkish Relations

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pbettin
2017-02-14 16:28

It won’t affect relations significantly. As long as Turkey is a more powerful strategic partner than the Kurds, the US will always go for the Turks. And prefer to backstab their Kurdish puppets… I mean, “allies”.

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Miha Semprimožnik
2017-02-14 17:53
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Yes, you are right, but in this case, the only option for the Kurds will be Russian and Syrian support which means that the SAA will get back the greater part of Syria without a bullet fired

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Stern Daler
2017-02-14 18:25

& Kurds will get some cultural autonomy – bot gain.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-02-15 01:19

You’re forgetting that Kurds are supported by the EU and the EU is very into thinking “f**k Erdogan”. Kurds have serious French/German weaponry. Have you already seen the French 20mm autocannon at work? A single shell sends a Humvee flying and it can be used as a sniper riffle while it’s as efficient against low flying planes as a Shilka without having a radar (IR tracking). Kurds received a good hundred for their technicals… Kick a*s… Many Milan-ER, H&K G-36 riffles and other stuff… EU is not supporting any other groups. And BTW, YPG is so an US puppet that… Read more »

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2017-02-14 18:23
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US have a maritime strategic outlook. Allies are expendables.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-02-14 21:03

Sin duda esos traidores prefieren jugar a favor de Erdogan, Los Kurdos tienen que buscar alianza con el gobierno Sirio no hay otra… Erdogan ya está bombardeando zonas Kurdas en Afrin, Kobani y Hasaka. SDF debe reforzar sus defensas en Manbij, una vez terminado la toma de Al-Bab Erdogan empezará atacando a los Kurdos… Erdogan no pelea contra ISIS su prioridad es acabar con los Kurdos.

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2017-02-15 01:21

The PYD should start looking to work with the SAA. I can’t see a better option for them.

Pete
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2017-02-15 10:57

Turkey’s Terrorist scum. As usual the fake rhetoric is “Kurds vs. Arabs”, but actually the YPG is 40% Arab now, and the SDF is 70% Arab. So good luck to “the Kurds” and their Arab friends to take out this Turkish terrorist trash.

Real prophet
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2017-02-14 15:23

God bless the Kurds they will have the country