One of SDF commanders Mehdi Kobani saidthe Kurdish forces refuse to follow the orders coming from Washington as the US has voiced concern about SDF’s decision to stop sighting against ISIS in Deir Ezzor province and redeploy its units to protect Afrin canton from the Turkish forces and Ankara-backed FSA groups.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused NATO of ignoring the need to support Turkey’s actions against Kurdish militia in Syria.
A member of the United National Antiwar Coalition considers the United States use a chemical attacks issue to justify their refuse to withdraw from Syria.
Ankara is trying to make Moscow and Tehran its allies in confrontation against Washington, said Gönül Tol, founding director of The Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies said in an article in the National Interest Magazine.
Washington may consider military action against the Syrian government, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday, accusing the Syrian authorities of secretly keeping the chemical weapons that were supposed to be destroyed.
Syrian opposition outlets revealed on January 6 that several commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are currently in the US capital, Washington, to meet with US officials. The visit was not officially announced by the US or any FSA group.
Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan said Washington’s support for the Kurdish YPG units in Syria violates the North Atlantic Treaty.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Pentagon is to take back all the weapons it had earlier provided to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). But only after defeating ISIS.
The USAF attacked Syrian pro-government forces near Al Tanf in Homs province.
The General Command of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces announced that the US attacked an air base in Syria’s Central Region with a number of missiles.