The US is likely to retain control over the Kurdish-populated areas in northeastern Syria by keeping its troops in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan and reserving the right to intervene if needed, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), a de facto autonomous region, told Sputnik.

“The US administration seems to have understood the repercussions of a full withdrawal on the region. On this basis, we believe that the withdrawal will take a long time, and there could be a presence of the American military in the Iraqi Kurdistan near the border with northern Syria. This US military presence could be strategic to allow the US air force to intervene when necessary, so that NES would remain under the US control. In our judgment, we think that there is a plan in this direction,” Jiakurd said.

According to the official, after the full victory over the last pocket of the Daesh in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor is finally announced, “the US strategy, goals, and areas of military deployment in the region would be clearer.”

He noted that Kurds did not support the troop withdrawal because such a sudden move would create a power vacuum and lead to terrorists flocking to the area.

“A sudden and unplanned US withdrawal from the North and East Syria (NES) would create a vacuum, which would encourage many parties to invade our areas, such as Turkey and its affiliated terrorist groups. This would give the chance to the terrorist groups to revive and reorganize themselves,” Jiakurd stressed.

Since the United States announced its intent to withdraw forces from Syria, there have been concerns among the Kurds, the main force fighting the Daesh* in Syria as part of the US-led coalition, that Washington would stop protecting its allies and leave them at mercy of Turkey, which has long been striving to launch an attack on Kurdish forces.

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In December, US President Donald Trump declared victory over the Daesh terrorist group and said he would withdraw some 2,000 US troops currently deployed in the Middle Eastern country.
Source: Sputnik
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During peace the Kurds will find that they do not need US occupiers close by but viable commercial links. The only true option for those is a Syrian Federation.

p.s. Or does anyone think, the EU was created as a marriage of love?

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Karel Vd Geest

It did not start out that way, but for many it now is, like so many marriages of convenience.

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Diego Prendergast

Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria should open a dialog on settling the Kurds. They deserve a fair slice of the pie. The national borders must be maintained by their respective nations but the minorities must be assured equal rights.

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Sounds like a plan. US should then give the SDF both guarantees against a turkish attack and turkey the sincere promise of retaliation and the SDF should have the means for a first line defense.

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No sounds like theft

Moving into someone’s house and asking Americans to pay for an armed guard………… much like the self declared Jews in Palestine

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77% of Palestine is Jordan, there is more than enough room for Arabs there, especially when you know that, in 1918, on 100k inhabitants living west of the Jordan river, there were barely 15,000 Arabs, including the 5,000 Saudis the Ottomans settled in Haifa to build the Haifa-Damascus railroad in 1902. Actually, this area always had a Jewish majority, even before the return of the diaspora. In fact, even Petra and Damascus were created by Jews, the majority of Syrians are Aramaeans = Jews who converted to Christianity then were later force-converted to Islam under death threats… In fact, in… Read more »

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Khazars out of semite Palestina
The phillists amonites hebrew and arab people are 1 people but Most israelis are aschkenazi khazar terrorists and should be removed

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@Umar, the descendants of Arab Jews who were forced out of Muslim countries after 1948 are the majority in Israel not the Ashkenazi Zionist founders of the state. The Ashkenazim are possibly of Iranian descent and origin in Anatolia but are no Khazars or other Turks. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/most-jews-descended-ancient-turkey-new-study-2107639949
The Bible and new DNA research says the people of the Middle East among them the Jews are of mixed origin.

They speak Semitic languages.

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Stop with your pseudo-history bs, Daeshbags Sux! Your ignorance is showing!

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Palestine had been existing centuries before Judaism even came into existence, you ignorant Zio scum. And Judaism is not a race/ethnicity; it’s a religion. How can native Syrians/Assyrians/Palestinians/Arabs be the same ethnicity as native European Jews, as you’re saying? You’re an idiot! Please don’t breed.

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@LidMad88, the majority of Israelis are descendants of Arab Jews driven from Muslim countries after 1948, While You still believe that the Ashkenazi Zionist founders of the state are the only Jews there. No European origin: The Ashkenazi are possibly of Iranian descent and origin in Anatolia but are no Turks. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/most-jews-descended-ancient-turkey-new-study-2107639949

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DNA sequencing shows jews are an ethnicity, so it is your ignorance showing. All this fake namecalling only to hide your ignorance and to show a low intellectual capacity? Btw there never was a palestine before the jews. Even the name is roman. The old philistines were wiped out by Assyrians in the 6th century bc, they disappeared into the mists of time. And they only lived in the coastal planes

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Thanks for wasting my precious time Loser.
aramaens weren’t jewish converts but people of the Bronze Age who convert to Christianity. The subject you speak of is high controversial and the Zionist state is thus using this as a tool to divide the Arab Christian community.

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@Sweet Robert, Jesus spoke Aramaean and was a Jew. It is much like today – people mix.

Recent DNA research says so.

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Aramaic was the language Jesus spoke along with Hebrew. Common Jewish folk spoke Aramaic, Jewish priests spoke Hebrew. Greek was also another language of the region.Jesus was a jew from the tribe of Judea and his 12 disciples were also jews. The apostles traveled the Middle East and the world converting pagans and jews alike. I am disagreeing with goofy’s claims that Majority of Syrians are of jewish decent because some Jews from Damacus converted to Christianity.The religion Abraham became the Catholic faith and Jews who rejected Jesus,their religion ceased to exist 70 AD when the temple was sacked by… Read more »

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@Sweet Robert, take a peek into DNA research about the area. They are all closely related.

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You forget the Samaritans, that numbered around a million 4th century bc. It is known from several Nazareth families, their ancestors were Samaritan as late as the 16th century.

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You a re speaking about the former SLA christians that Israel took into their land, after ending the occupation of southern Lebanon? They reject an arab identity, are relearning aramean and want to be called aramean, like their Syriac brethren in north east Syria, that also speak aramean. After a legal fight, Israel recognised Aramean as a nationality within Israel. It is only granted upon request by the persons involved. Thousands did.

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A bit crudely formulated but essentially you are correct. Most Palestinians fled on order of the mufti of Jerusalem. The papers are still to be found on line. Arab states expelled and or drove out jews in a clear case of racism, even if they deny it, the facts are clear and well documented. Palestinians should be compensated for their properties, I agree. Just as jews have to be compensated for the theft of their possesions. I would favour Israel give a right of return to all those fled or expelled and still living. Not to their descendants as those,… Read more »

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Rex : Kurds are 40 millions, were promised a country by the Sèvres treaty and are here for about 3000 years…
Palestinians are a fraud invented in 1964. Turks are Mongols BTW.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, Turks are no Mongols. The French did not keep their Sèvres promises. They sold out to the UK and the Zionists.

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Turks are not mongols, but they share some common history and culture. Turkic tribes were among the mongolian forces that invaded Europe, 12th century or so. Those became the Tatars of Kazan and Crimea.

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@Karel, yes. All steppe dwellers shared that history and culture. The difference is linguistic and political.

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@Rex, is theft.

Because the US are living in the red Indians house they see no problem.

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The Kurds should lie in the bed they made. You have no problems with Kurds evicting Christians from their homes and expect me, a taxpayer to go without services so they can be rewarded for their dastardly crimes. Not my values, Not my best interests. Blow it out your

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Karel Vd Geest : Yanks should consider gathering as much MIM-23 Hawk as possible and upgrade these to Hawk-XXI standard… There are still about 30 countries using the Hawk but to soon phase ’em out, launchers can even be customised for AMRAAMs. It mus be feasible to regroup 150 launchers and these are pretty EZ to hide and since Yanks know well the Turkish F-16s, MiM-23 can surely be tuned to not be fooled by TAF’s ECM. Israelis could surely lend/lease a few Iron Dome batteries, Yanks unlock a few Patriot PAC-3 launchers to be loaded with Rafael’s Stunner missile… Read more »

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The US regime is illegal in that country, just like the Erdogan regime and once again using Kurds for their own geo-political interests.. first they facilitated jihadists and once that didn’t work thanks to Russia they are trying to split that country, the US is just as depraved as the Turkish regime.

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@Turds smell, US and Turk land grab. Both want the oil.

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Thanks for bringing this up. I am sure some politician will pick this up.

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That is land grab,