Syria’s Kurds, Feeling Betrayed by the U.S., Ask Assad Government for Protection
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By Ben Hubbard
Dec. 28, 2018



BEIRUT, Lebanon — Feeling betrayed by the United States, its Kurdish allies in Syria asked the Syrian government on Friday to protect them from possible attack by Turkey.

The request surprised some American officials and could help open the way for the forces of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, to start retaking the Kurdish-held part of the country near Turkey’s border.

That would be a big step toward Mr. Assad’s goal of reclaiming all of Syria, upended by almost eight years of war.


Map and much more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/world...anbij.html
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BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus suggests that Mr Trump appears to be washing his hands of Syria and handing the whole job over to Russia, Turkey and Iran.

In turn. The Syrian Kurds had invited Syria Assad army in.... Cool
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes...p.amp.html

Trump’s plan for a 30-day troop withdrawal of US troops from Syria, suggested on Sunday that the pullout had been slowed and that he felt “a lot better”.

“I think we’re in a pause situation where we are re-evaluating what’s the best way to achieve or get better result. Mr. Graham said.
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Kurds has little choice but with Syr, is better than hunt down by Tur.

Power shift in place, very tricky now.
UAE reopens Syr Embassy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obddLZUktx8

Sudan president visit to Syr shows Assad survived crisis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XjQrFeKSIY
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The Syrian Kurds should have shot themselves for betraying Syria. It was them who paved the way for the US to set foot in Syria.

They fell of the independence carrot dangled by the US. But they forgot that in the game of pawns, Turkey is the bigger catch.
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31-12-2018 10:03 PM
teeth53 said:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes...p.amp.html

Trump’s plan a 30-day troop US troops withdrawal from Syria, suggested pullout had been slowed”.

“I think we’re in a pause situation where we are re-evaluating what’s best way to achieve or get better result. Mr. Graham said.
Trump changed his mind. Now said is 160 days n not 30 days.

Latest News - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has surrounded Manbij from three different flanks after Turk (occupying force, Turk n not Arab) n their Turkish-backed rebels had began withdrawing their mobilized troops north of Manbij city.

According to a military source near Manbij, the Syrian Arab Army has deployed their Republican Guard, 1st Armored Division, and 4th Armored Division at the western, southern, and eastern flanks of the city.

The SAA was able to reach the eastern axis of Manbij after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly transferred control of the Tishreen Dam to the govt troops.

With thousands of rebel troops [email protected] outskirts of Manbij, SSA Army is taking precautionary measures to prevent a potential invasion of eastern Aleppo and western Al-Raqqa by the Turk forces.
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Meanwhile on the same day. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a big speech.

Issue in Syria is not the issue of Kurds, Arabs, or Turkmens.

The issue in Syria is freedom, Syria’s territorial integrity,” as quoted by the Anadolu Agency.
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1-1-2019 1:52 PM
teeth53 said:
Trump changed his mind. Now said is 160 days n not 30 days.

Latest News - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has surrounded Manbij from three different flanks after Turk (occupying force, Turk n not Arab) n their Turkish-backed rebels had began withdrawing their mobilized troops north of Manbij city.

According to a military source near Manbij, the Syrian Arab Army has deployed their Republican Guard, 1st Armored Division, and 4th Armored Division at the western, southern, and eastern flanks of the city.

The SAA was able to reach the eastern axis of Manbij after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly transferred control of the Tishreen Dam to the govt troops.

With thousands of rebel troops [email protected] outskirts of Manbij, SSA Army is taking precautionary measures.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09...504416.htm

SAA Army is to prevent a potential Turkish forces invasion of eastern Aleppo and western Al-Raqqa.

News: Meanwhile - Turkey has given orders to Turkish factions of Euphrates Shield to withdraw from nearby city of Manbij, east of Aleppo and to end the alert in the far Northern Eastern region, in according to Trump plan to delay US troops withdrawal.
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31-12-2018 11:10 PM
bw2013 said:
The Syrian Kurds should have shot themselves for betraying Syria. It was them who paved the way for the US to set foot in Syria.

They fell of the independence carrot dangled by the US. But they forgot that in the game of pawns, Turkey is the bigger catch.

President Trump said that US is not going to be the "policemen" of the world......... Surprised Surprised
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1-1-2019 10:13 PM
debono said:
President Trump said that US is not going to be the "policemen" of the world......... Surprised Surprised

Not sure how true but certainly this Police man demand payment.
Cannot be free as the cost becoming unbearable.
Even if with allies treaties.
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