Syrian Kurds and Arabs unified against ISIL


Kurdish fighters of the YPG and Syrian rebels of the FSA announce formation of a joint anti-IS military chambers

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and Al-Tahreer (Liberation) Brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced the formation of a joint military operations’ chamber in al-Hasakah province on Sunday.

The chamber is primarily aimed to confront the threats of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), an al-Qaeda offshoot.

The announcement came in a press conference for representatives of the two sides in the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria.

Hussein Kocher, representative of the YPG (military arm of the Democratic Union Party PYD) and Abdul Karim Obeid, representative of al-Tahreer Brigade (Liwaa al-Tahreer), mentioned several resolutions at the joint press, including an amnesty for Syrians who joined the IS militants and fought against the opposition forces in the areas of Sulook, Tel Abyad and other areas in northern Syria.

Both parties also invited the International Community to take its responsibilities by supporting their forces on the ground (YPG and Liwaa al-Tahreer) in order to eliminate the extremist group of IS (also known as ISIL/ISIS).

Both Kocher and Obeid, representatives of YPG and Liwaa al-Tahreer, called on all anti-IS parties to back the newly announced joint military operations’ chamber  of the YPG and the FSA rebels, emphasizing that such a chamber will guarantee what they called “liberation” of Syria’s north from militant fighters of the Islamic State.

“We, in the Joint Operations Chamber, assure our people, all the components, that we are confident of victory over the IS ‘extremist groups’ sooner or later. IS has no future, we will continue our resistance until defeating the power of terrorism and their supports, in order to regain stability and peace to Syria,” the official institutional statement of the YPG-FSA chamber read.


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA news

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