BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Russia is one of the main instigators of the turmoil in northern Syria, as they are pushing Turkey to launch an attack east of the Euphrates, a commander from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) tweeted on Sunday, as reported by Kurdistan 24.

“Russia has frozen the campaign on Idlib because Turkey pledged to fight Kurds in Manbij and East of the Euphrates. Russia did it in Afrin and wants to repeat the scenario. Russia wants to benefit through many ways,” Polat Can, a senior commander of the SDF, tweeted on Sunday.

The SDF’s commander added that Russia is trying to punish the Syrian Kurdish because they “did not follow their orders.”

In a new interview with Kurdistan 24, the spokesperson for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nouri Mahmoud, shared similar thoughts, accusing Russia of promoting its own interests in Syria.

“The Russian policy has nothing to do with the Syrian people or Syrian unity. It’s only for Russia’s interests,” Mahmoud said, adding that “supposedly, a big country like Russia should find a solution for the crisis not just ensure a place for [Russian] companies.”

Mahmoud’s comments on Russian companies is a reference to the paramilitary service units like the Wagner Group.

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What exactly are the Kurds saying & alleging against the Russians? That the Russians are sowing discord amongst the Syrian People? This from a group that has entered a traitorous alliance with the FUKUS-International Coalition all of whom are illegally in Syria against the wishes of the Syrian Government and whose original aim was the removal of President al-Assad and the Baathist Party from power in Damascus and the fracturing of Syria into a number of provinces & statelets …….. all for the benefit of the thieving Saudis, Americans, British, French, Turks & others who wanted Syria’s Oil & Gas… Read more »

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They say that Russia is guilty of helping Hafiz and Assad to deport or kill 10000s of Kurds from Northern Syria to arabise Kurds land and to steal it. Russia is supporting dictators and mass murderer.

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As a Kurd I agree with majority of what you have typed. For the Kurds of Syria need to know in the long run it would be in their best interest to work with the Syrian government. Why you ask? Well a quick answer would be that history will always repeat itself. Turkey is looking for justification for being in Syria and what better way then the “threat” at their border.Once you take the foreign forces out and work out a deal with Syria as whole I feel the Turkish problem would work itself out as a domino effect.

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You’ve wrote a lot and all is true. However, let me explain you in a few words why Russians are doing this. They hate betrayers. Kurds are exactly this. They betrayed the Syrian Government that gave them asylum a decade ago. Now they are stabbing the Syrians in the back. That’s what Russians hate most!

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@USR. Assyrian Christians, Armenians, Greeks and Kurds did not get asylum Syria or anywhere in the region some years ago. They are the natives who were tagged for genocide by nations that came long after them to the region and who denied them citizenship and protection in comparatively newly created states. YPG was created as self defence because the SAA had to withdraw from East of the Euphrates and the Kurds and others were left to the mercy of the Jihadi created last not least by the Muslim Brotherhood Sultanate of Turkey. And now the YPG/SDF fight as mercenaries for… Read more »

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I agree there were some Kurds already presented there. However, please research since 1984 how many Kurds moved from Turkey to North Syria running away from the oppression there. Research how many Kurds were given homes and freedom by Bashar Assad’s father. If they didn’t come to Syria they most likely would end up in prison or even worst – death…

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@USR, Yes many came. But the refugees were also a pretext to give no passport and papers to poor illiterate Kurdish peasants who had neglected to get proof. In an area where You did not get papers automatically You are expatriated then. Many Arab countries do this. Anyway the current Syrian president took steps to make them Syrians. Both the refugees and the local poor without papers. So there should be less friction and reason to be against a union with Syria. Since there is no other option. p.s. I know Kurdish people from the area who came about 25… Read more »

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@Gregory Casey, the Kurds talk B.S. and propaganda.

B.S. The Muslim Brotherhood neo-Ottoman Sultanate would attack them anyway because the irredentist Sultan wants to grab land and oil.

Propaganda: the talk is geared to impress the US Emperor who currently employs the YPG/SDF as mercenaries against IS.

Hey the Czar will come here if You do not protect us. The Kurds invoke the old Great Game.

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p.s. The Great Game was once played by the UK Empire against Imperial Russia in Afghanistan. And it is now played by the US Empire against Russia in Syria. The Anglo Empires both never realized that Russia must & will prop against foreign invaders any threatened country in the vicinity.

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What ate you talking about,, what asylum,, Courds didnt even had a pasport in syria What betrayal,, The choice that russia gave to give afrin to assad or fight turkey,, lol then the choice is simpel,, f*ck assad and f*uck turkey,, Russia whas realy thinking that the kurds would give afrin to assad,, thays why in the beginning the turks were not allowed to use air power,, and the didnt achieve anytbing without air power,, Russia then had to make a choice,, and they chose the paifull but keeping head high choice,, You cant blame that on betrayal,, actually russia… Read more »

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Besides,,
You need yo work on your history,,
Kurds have been living for thousands of years in what they call kurdistan,, long long looooongg before turks or arabs was even a word

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Bit Rich coming from a TRAITOR. But the US illegal presence is justified???

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Just to clarify, they are not “traitors” and were put in a tuff situation where it was the “west” who came to the aid of the Kurds in kobane while the world looked on. They did what they had to do to survive. Now I feel they have a noose around their neck because they are surrounded by enemies from the decisions they took.

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The Turkish position using jihadists to capture a town with an 80% Kurdish majority population called: Afrin, is justified as well. The Kurds allow the USA to remain in their territory as natives of Syria the USA have a greater right than Turkey to be in Syria

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The Turkish prescience is more illegal.

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SDF commander: because they (sdf) “did not follow their [rf] command”. So question for sdf commander:
1) What was the command that you did not want to follow?, and
2) Why you did not want to follow their command?

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He is exaggerating. He is talking about the deal Russians offered to the Kurds in Afrin a week before the Sultan attacked and wiped out the Kurds from Afrin. Russians offered them a very reasonable deal: “Become a part of the Syria, join the Syrian Army and let Syrian Government govern Afrin and we will protect you from Erdogan”. Kurds refused. So, Russians answer was: “Then you are on your own”. Russians pulled out from Afrin and just a couple days after that the Sultan attacked them. We all know how this ended. So, he is just a lair…

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The Russians want the Kurds to stand down and give Assad control. The Kurds resisted because of Assad’s immaculate track record for impeccable treatment of Syrian citizens.

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TRASH OF A TRAITOR PUPPET OF THE U.S.A REGIME

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Ypg are filthy traitors working with u.s. invasion force against the syrian people, i hope turkey comes and crushes you and you will see how your american f**k buddies will stand aside and do nothing to help you, you should of fought for syria and not your own greed and selfish ways now pay the price for treason!!

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A Rússia pagara um alto preço por isso, pois depois de atacar os curdos esses rebeldes vão voltar sua atenção para as forças de Assad. Esta ofensiva só beneficiará a Turquia e seus terroristas, mercenários da FSA.