DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) might go on an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad in order to repel the Turkish military in northern Syria.
“We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces”, the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Armed Forces, Mazlum Abdi, said.
In an interview with NBC News, Abdi stated that keeping an eye on ISIS prisoners is no longer a priority for SDF as most fighters guarding the prisons and camps have been deployed to the borders to fend off the Turkish invasion.
“Monitoring ISIS prisoners imprisoned in Syria is a ‘second priority’ now that the United States has paved the way for a Turkish attack that is likely to target our forces along the border,” Abdi added.
Of the 12000 ISIS militants detained in SDF prisons and camps, only 2000 of them are foreign mercenaries while the rest are Syrian and Iraqi nationals.
This comes a few hours after US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria as Turkish military prepares full invasion.
“Frankly, this makes us disappointed. The decision harms Syrian trust in the United States and the credibility of the United States”, Abdi commented.
The Turkish Army has made all necessary preparations for their upcoming invasion of northern Syria, aiming at “eradicating Kurdish terrorist groups which pose a threat to Turkey’s national security”.
In response, The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have allegedly deployed a massive force in northern Al-Raqqa this weekend after reports about a new Turkish military operation east of the Euphrates.