A prominent Kurdish politician said yesterday that the United States will remain in Syria to eliminate ISIS and build infrastructure, adding that it will remain a party in the search for a political settlement after a war that has been going on for more than 10 years.
Ilham Ahmed, a senior Kurdish politician and head of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said after meetings in Washington with representatives of the White House and the US Departments of State and Defense, that the United States made a clear commitment to the Kurds.
“They pledged to do everything possible to destroy ISIS and work to build infrastructure in northeastern Syria,” she added, adding, “They said they will stay in Syria and will not withdraw, they will continue to fight against ISIS.” And she added, “Before that, they were not clear during the Trump presidency, and during the withdrawal from Afghanistan, but this time they made everything clear.”
In another context, Russian warplanes carried out dozens of raids on the Syrian desert, where they bombed 33 raids in the desert “Athria” and “Jabal al-Amour” near Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that two helicopters flew over the Athariya desert in the eastern countryside of Hama, to monitor the movements of ISIS members and escort commercial convoys.
This comes as a continuation of the Russian escalation in the areas of ISIS spread within the Syrian Badia.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had monitored two days ago that Russian warplanes carried out more than 85 air raids on areas in the “Al-Rusafa and Athria” desert within what is known as the “Aleppo Hama Al-Raqqa triangle” and other areas in the Al-Sukhna desert in the eastern countryside of Homs near the administrative border with Deir Ezzor governorate. Russian fighters take turns targeting caves, caves, and the back lines of the organization’s deployment areas.
Source: Saudi 24 News