After the Statement of SDF Leadership, the regime forces justify the withdrawal and the Russians promise to restore the areas south of Ras al-Ayn after the joint operations room meeting
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that after the meeting of the Joint Operations Room between the Syria Democratic Forces and the regime forces in Tal Tamr and Darbasiyah, the regime forces told the Syria Democratic Forces that they did not receive orders to withdraw from the areas, and that what happened was an the members who are close to the clash lines fled from the area; because of their fears after their colleagues were captured and killed during recent clash against the Turkey-loyal factions, without air cover or heavy-weapons ground-support.
Also the Russians informed that all villages from al-Asadiyyeh town south of Ras al-Ayn until al-Darbasiyah, will be under the control of the Syria Democratic Forces.
The Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syria Democratic Forces issued a statement hours ago responding the call of regime’s Ministry of Defense on the SDF to join the regime forces to “defend the country against the Turkish greed.”
And the statement of the SDF Command said “We, in the General Command of the Syria Democratic Forces, as we appreciate everything that will unify efforts to defend Syria and repel the Turkish aggression against our country and our people very, our position was clear from the beginning, as the unity of ranks must start from a political settlement that recognizes and preserves the privacy and structure of the Syria Democratic Forces, and find a good mechanism for the restructuring of the Syrian military institution which would be a framework for unifying efforts.
And the statement -of which the Syrian Observatory received a copy- added “The Syria Democratic Forces with all its components and members, and in front of the world, have been the best Syrian fighters for years who have fought ISIS and destroyed its so-called caliphate defending Syria and the world. Therefore, they are heroes who deserve praise and honor and not settle the status and do not need pardons or forgiveness like those issued against criminals and terrorists. We also stress that the Syria Democratic Forces members are disciplined fighters and a systematic military organizations with an institutional body. We absolutely reject this language of speech directed to our members. While it was better for the Syrian Ministry of Defense to address its speech to the General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces in order to open the door of a dialogue expressing a sincere desire to unify efforts and not circumvent the reality and disclaim its responsibilities.”