A Film by Tim Anderson for VT Damascus
In the past hours, the city of Raqqa witnessed a meeting between a delegation of the International Coalition Forces on one side, and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces on the other hand.
The meeting focused on Turkish threats and the media talk that is being promoted about a Turkish military operation targeting the Autonomous Administration’s areas of influence in northeastern Syria. And the Russian role in this media operation, the international coalition gave assurances to the SDF leaders that they would stand by them and the coalition forces would remain in the region, and talking about a Turkish military operation is only a Russian and Turkish media war, as the Russians seek to achieve gains from behind it, and the coalition delegation also visited The Civil Council in Raqqa and met with its officials as well.
A meeting took place in Raqqa between leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces on the one hand, and representatives of the American forces on the other hand, and the meeting focused on the northeastern region of Syria and the Turkish escalation. According to sources, the American side stated that the Turkish side has no intention of launching new military operations in the region, On the other hand, the leaders and members of the PKK must leave Syrian territory because the Turks will continue to target them with drones if they do not withdraw from Syria, which explains the recent Turkish escalation with air strikes.
The sources of the Syrian Observatory added that the American side promised to improve the situation significantly during the coming period throughout the northeastern region of Syria, and that they will continue to provide logistical and material support to SDF and allocate huge sums of money to combat corruption, and there will also be a plan of action to ensure the return of the people of Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye). ) and Tal Abyad to their areas in a safe manner, and the pro-Ankara factions will withdraw from those areas.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces receives a delegation from the US State Department
The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abdi, received this afternoon officials in the US State Department, headed by Mr. Ethan Goldrich, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
Where the two sides held a lengthy meeting regarding the recent situation in the region and Syria, during which the US delegation stressed the importance of preserving the de-escalation agreement and the ceasefire in the region and Syria in general, as well as continuing efforts to achieve the final defeat of ISIS.
They also discussed the security and economic difficulties experienced by the regions of northern and eastern Syria and ways to increase humanitarian support to them in order to overcome the effects of the war and strengthen infrastructure and economic development to ensure the maintenance of security and stability.