Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Hakim Bashar said that “militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) oppose efforts by the Kurdish National Council (KNC) to deploy the Syrian Peshmerga forces to northern Syria. He pointed out that “the PYD militias opposes the nationalist Kurds and whoever endorses a national project.”
“The policies and orientations the PYD militias pursue in Syria pose the greatest threat to the Kurdish cause,” Bashar stressed. He added that “the PYD militia seeks to silence all bold, democratic voices that endorse a national project.”
Bashar stressed that the presence of the Syrian Peshmerga forces in Syria will be limited to predominantly Kurdish areas, noting that their main role will be to defend the Kurdish areas against terror and protect Kurdish citizens from oppression and tyranny.
The Syrian Peshmerga forces comprise the Kurdish soldiers who defected from Assad’s army. They were trained in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah emphasized the importance of the return of the Syrian Peshmerga units to Syria, calling for merging these units with the FSA.
At a meeting with President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region in Arbil in December 6, Abdah said: “The Syrian Kurdish National Council is a key component of the Syrian Coalition. The military units the Council has formed are a national force that can contribute to the liberation of Syria from the Assad regime and its allies as well as terrorist groups.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office + Baladi News Network)