SDF fighters listen to a speech at a funeral for four of their colleagues killed near Azaz, December 3, 2017 (Photo by Jaish al-Thuwar)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have called on the Syrian government to negotiate a peace settlement with them, the Kurdistan 24 publication reported on Sunday.

Citing SDF Commander-in-Chief Mazlum Abdi, Kurdistan 24 reported that the U.S.-backed group was open to a new round of negotiations with the Syrian government, as previous talks ended with no resolutions.

“We call on Damascus to negotiate with representatives of the self-administration and the SDF and to prioritize a political solution, recognizing the self-administration and the rights of the Kurdish people in Syria,” the SDF commander said.

According to Kurdistan 24, the SDF commander said the talks would be about building a new and free Syria.

“We are here to lay the foundations for our military action to protect our areas in the coming post-Islamic State period and to spread security and stability in our region and all over Syria.”

The SDF commander also touched on the issue of Afrin, which is currently occupied by the Turkish military and their allied rebel factions.

“We affirm that Afrin is an important step for the success of the peace process between us and Turkey,” said the commander. “The return of Afrin to its people is one of our main points. Without this, there will be no peace in Syria.”

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On 23rd August 2 days ago under this news article of ALMASDAR “Syrian Army declares full control over Khan Sheikhoun after short battle: map” I had commented in my response to Daeshbags-Sux under Point No.6 that eventually Assad & the Kurds will sit together and discuss about the way forward after all unity is strength for them now & both the Syrian Government & Kurds have common enemy in the form of Turki & its rabid Jihadis it sends. This meeting & its positive outcome will be very good for both the parties. Well I am happy to hear this… Read more »

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The liberation of Idlib should continue. Why would you suggest otherwise?

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The SAA has enough manpower to do sweeps in these areas without having to take people from the front. They need to press the attack in Idlib has they finally have the opposition on the back foot, their morale is low and they are pointing fingers at each other and the country who funds and supports them with weapons and training. This is the best time to press the attack, letting them lick their wounds and fortify new front line towns will only mean a prolonged conflict with more SAA casualties.

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@satipera @Anon, As per my observation the reason why SAA should hold on to attacking Idlib is mainly because 1. Idlib is full of Civilians especially Sunni. Currently they are all Anti Assad and Anti SAA. Apart from the Idlib residents this city also has now huge influx from Hama, Khan Sheikhoun, Jisr Al Shoughur and many other near by towns & villages who are running away from SAA towards Jihadi held area. We saw a recent drone footage the whole of Khan Sheikhoun was empty even all the street dogs probably took the ride with White Helmets too. I… Read more »

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I never say anything kind to k**e s**t known as daeshbagsux, he is mossad troll and needs to be banned permanently.

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Stern Daler

@Mike, no censorship.

Can You prove he is payed for pro Israel hasbara?

No You cannot.

Being pro Israel is just as legitimate an opinion as any.

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Well said. Many come & post some c**p 1 liner again & again without adding anything more. Comments section is meant for people who want to read comments from so many around the world to visit & read & share their thoughts & views.

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@LLS, Yes, we home here to read articles and posts. And we comment on our peers and friends views.

p.s. Since DsBgSx lost his pass words, he posts as Guest – which trolls also do. But he and You are regular guests who make sensible comments and You are not trolling dayflies that only come here to attack and insult.

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I have a lot of respect for the Kurds and their political beliefs. However they should have been more brotherly towards Syria from the start as opposed to seeing it as an opportunity. To make thing worse they have collaborated with the Empire. The Kurds need to look at their options and decide who is going to protect Syrian land from the Turks the SAA or the fair weather Empire.

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There was a lot of tension between the Kurds and the Syrian Government prior to the war, the Kurds had legitimate grievances against them as the Syrian Government treated them as second-class citizens in many respects. The Kurdish territories were then abandoned by the SAA at the ouset of the conflict and the Kurds were left to defend themselves against the hordes of foreign mercenaries flooding into the country. Without the US intervening there would be little to no Kurdish presence remaining in the country as ISIS would have ethnically cleansed the entirety of it. I understand why they aligned… Read more »

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I agree with you Anon. The Kurds were wanting complete autonomy and their own Kurdistan by taking areas from Iraq, Syria & Turki so all the 3 countries saw Kurds as their enemy. Further more Kurds are not Moslems at all, their faith is completely different from the Moslems or Christians or Druids or Jews. So there was nothing in common between the Syrians & Kurds. When the Islamic Jihadis came in early 2013-2014 and started the atrocities against the Kurds no one came forward to help & support them. There was a complete massacre, 100s of poor Yazidi women… Read more »

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That’s pure victim blaming. Those “areas” already belong to them and were taken by those states, not the other way around. As for “Kurds are not Moslems” this is not the 12th century, and that kind of racism is hopelessly irrelevant.

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“Those “areas” already belong to them and were taken by those states,” Oh will you look at that , another modern world map refuznik, d**n you’re such a trend in the neo-colonialist wave… If we get down this rabbit hole dear friend, then the US should get the f**k out of Native American territory they took gradually by forced displacement and ethnic cleansing in blatant violation of their Treaties with them, and you probably consider it a viable rationale and legit expectation considering your take on historical Kurdish property right ? who’s lands were north American lands just a couple… Read more »

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@Gryz, Its no world map refusenicism. The Turks and Arabs came past 600 into this area. While Kurds, Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks, Arab-Jews, Samarians … are among the original inhabitants of the area. The borders are IMHO truly WW I Entente colonialism.

Yes, Roger got it wrong – it was Ba’ath and Assad the older who took the citizenship of many Kurds on invitation from PKK who wanted canon fodder for their Anatolian war.

Ba’ath Arab hardliners and Kurds still brew their parochial soups ignoring what Federation means.

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I agree about Federalism, what I meant about refusenicism was that underlining historical primacy on a land currently considered as a nation-state is null and void as a precedent as it would entail revising the entire world map constantly, with no borders having any solid legal grounds to stand in any country. And I’m pretty sure his rationale stops with the countries he considers enemies of the West and Israel. The second you ask him to apply his stance on Israel, he suddenly becomes silent or point out Palestinian terrorism to justify global colonization. Such double standards are quite common… Read more »

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You are both right but Assad wants to go back you the good old days of being a corrupt murderous dictator and kurds will no take that road. He must either compromise or forget the kurds and their region.

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By “Syria” you actually mean Assad, a man who stripped them of citizenship, forbade them industry and denigrated them. How would they be “more brotherly” exactly?

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@Roger before blaming Assad & Syria why don’t you hold a mirror to your own country & what it did in the last 500 years? I do not want to assume to which country you belong to, however try to judge if your country did not carry out genocide, atrocities, Human right violation, Slavery, human right violation, rape, pilferage, theft, piracy etc. Hold your heart and answer.

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By “Syria” you actually mean an unelected familial regime that stripped them of citizenship, forbade them industry and denigrated them. How would they be “more brotherly” exactly?

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By “Sy.ria” you actually mean As.sad, a man who stripped them of citizenship, forbade them industry and denigrated them. How would they be “more brotherly” exactly?

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You make a good point, Syria’s Baathist party alienated these population far too long and too bad, on many respects, among which the elements you rightfully reminded. With that said, that sad record doesn’t entitle them the right to actively and directly contribute to concrete partitioning of the country by foreign powers with a direct interest in its disintegration, let alone to the advantage of certified enemies of the Syrian nation-state. They should instead try all the levers at their disposal to bargain much better recognition of their federal institutions but disallow any foreign military presence at the same time,… Read more »

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@Gryz, have you wondered why Druids, Kurds, Sunnis feel alienated within Syria? Middle Eastern countries are so full of various religions, no religion, sects & beliefs. Here the Tribal bonding is more important and if you observe the Shias & Sunnis are always at each other’s throats. In between this the Christians are caught and we have seen how the Sunni Daesh Jihadis treated them. They want to erase the Shias, Christians & Druids any one whom they call Kafur. At the same time Shias too have carried out their own share of atrocities against the Sunnis. Any Multi Ethnic,… Read more »

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Nothing in your post is patently untrue nor do I disagree with its conclusions, as a non-believer ,pro-secular individual myself,LLS. But one has to move beyond the sole scope of never-ending cycles of sectarian violence after 1500 years, and domination of the weakest by the more powerful,this is reminiscent of the Law of the Jungle and a so-called Civilized Order and its relevant modern institutions were created witht he idea of an alternative global order and a new kind of relationship between nations,not solely bound by forever sectarian fault lines. In the Syrian case,secularity was the norm for several decades… Read more »

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I think you have the wrong impression of Syrian society. I have watched interviews with Syrian people in which they stressed that they were Syrians first and their ethno religious identity was secondary. Muslim women said they celebrated Christmas with Christians and they also shared buildings to for social events. Furthermore the SAA are primarily Sunni and they are extremely loyal to the Government even though Assad is from a small minority. I have a much travelled red haired ethnic European friend who told me the Syrian people were the most open and friendly people she had ever come across.… Read more »

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In fact it does . A first duty of a srate is to protect its citizens. Once the state not only does not protect them but actively persecutes them, the state loses its moral right to allegiance of its citizens.

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@Gryz, absolutely.

The problem = both sides do not know working Federations. Arab nationalists want to Arabize the minorities and the minorities want what amounts to political independence and not Federalism.

Instead of embarking on eternal negotiations they should select a working model like Belgium or Switzerland and shape their political and cultural reality according to the model. Else they serve their enemies.

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May your words ring loud into critical ears high up in commanding circles, Stern. The region needs this.

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The f*****g censorship in these comments man, FFS.

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@Roger, censor Yourself.

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If Damascus wants to have a chance of regaining at least some control over the oilfields east of the Euphrates, and of denying America and its allies space in which to operate in eastern Syria, then it will only be possible if there is at least some kind of acknowledgement by the Syrian government that in return the Kurds and other elements of the SDF will have a better future as allies of the government than they will as subjects of an American-dominated protectorate. As far as the Kurds are concerned all they are doing is looking to their own… Read more »

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Why negotiate with traitor?….and again under their terms.

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Iran, Hezbollah, Yemen, when those topics show up that where you find daeshbagsux showing his true colors as the Israeli scumbag that he is. Don’t believe anything he say about Syria and fighting daesh terrorist, he is mossad disinfo troll. He needs to be banned.

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He is from Mossad & you are from MI5 / CIA, Ilya is from KGB, Stern is from German Secret Service, Nestor Arapa is from Spanish Secret Service, Chouhan is from ISI come on the list will go on, Daeshbag-Sux is pure fun man he comes out with such funny stuff and repeats it most often. He tries to build a relationship between ISIS & Iran with so much conviction, he supports Saudis against Houthis well every one knows this here. Imagine if he DBS goes missing then the comments sections will be empty. He contributes good stuff too. Just… Read more »

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Man, don’t count DoucheBag has a true party to meaningful discussions or debate, he is indeed just a parrot clown… his activity here is a bunch of constant copy pastes and fake illustrations, a true trollbot doing mediocre pro-bono work for Hasbara circles indeed, and will not be altered in his robotic stupidity by anything you might actually bring up from the real world. THe armchair moron will twist anything you say to fit his nuclear mushroom fantasies of him being at the top of the world’s biggest armies FFS xD

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@Gryz, true about his never changing pro and anti opinions. There he even repeats positions that he was shown to be wrong.

But his posts about his military interests and knowledge are IMHO pristine and enrich our forum section. .

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@LLS, Stern Daler is the low German spelling of a German Fairy Tale character (Sterntaler https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_Money ) so totally fictive – the BND is anti Assad and in 2012 predicted his immediate political demise – while Stern Daler predicted Dr. Assad’s eventual victory back then at yahoo.de.

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Hace mucho tiempo se viene diciendo que los Kurdos deberían de negociar y unirse para enfrentar a los verdaderos enemigos de Siria, que son Erdogan y sus mercenarios, en cuanto al imperio EE.UU. sólo utiliza como instrumento para sus intereses, así lo demuestra la historia.

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Israelis Medias and Al Masdar news using old video from september 2018 about yesterday airstrikes, this is not true video, it is a FAKE ONE :

VIDEOS :

=> https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1036890266473617&id=100004579598508

=> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVRAhSRRD2I

=> https://twitter.com/simonarann/status/1165371954498588674

Al Masdar News and Israeli Medias are only spreading FAKE NEWS, PROPAGANDAS.
STOP WATCHING AL MASDAR NEWS !!!