BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over a district that was once controlled by the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

According to a military source in Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Army raised their flag over the Nishwah District in the provincial capital on Tuesday.

The Nishwah District was previously controlled by the YPG and the Kurdish Asayish forces after the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) retreated from the area in 2015.

This move by the Syrian Army comes just days after government officials met with a Kurdish delegation inside of Qamishli city in northern Al-Hasakah.

While Kurdish officials deny any agreement with the government, the Syrian Army has brought in a number of military convoys and setup new points around Hasakah city.

In addition to this, the Kurdish forces have taken down their photos of ‘Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Ocalan has been imprisoned in Turkey for several years now; his group has been outlawed by the latter and is still active inside the southeastern part of the country.

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Are the Yanks about to be shafted real hard by the Kurds? the rumor mill is working overtime. Ironic justice always brings a smile when it happens, the corners of my mouth are lifting as I write.

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The SDF is denying this story, calling it fake news. http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/69aa88a7-3368-4f83-867c-cda58685861e

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The SDF and the neocons are the ones in denial, Carl. Nicholas A. Heras who is the basis for their denials is whistling past their own grave yard/s. Straight from their own false/fake news propaganda, your link of course and the following: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/syria/2018-06-04/pro-assad-alliance-coming-apart https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/syria/2015-09-04/new-awakening https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/iraq/2015-03-16/iraqs-sunni-reawakening The Kurds were given an opportunity by both Russia and Syria to disarm and allow the Syrian goverment institutions to administer Syrian Proper including all of Eastern Syria and the return of the Infrastructure, Commons and Treasure to the Syrian Administration and they would retain their inalienable Rights within the Sovereign state of Syria. The… Read more »