Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Senior political leader says Kurds will only accept the deployment of UN forces along the separation line


Afp January 16, 2019
A fighter from Faylaq al-Sham (Sham or Levant Legion), one of the factions of the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) factions, is seen holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle as he stands in front of the flags of (L to R) the Syrian opposition, the faction, and Turkey, at a position in the village of Kiridiyah, about 30 kilometres west of the northern town of Manbij, on January 15, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

QAMISHLI, SYRIA: Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries' border.

Senior political leader Aldar Khalil said the Kurds would accept the deployment of UN forces along the separation line between Kurdish fighters and Turkish troops to ward off a threatened offensive.

"Other choices are unacceptable as they infringe on the sovereignty of Syria and the sovereignty of our autonomous region," Khalil told AFP.

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Bunny Rabbit | 2 years ago | Reply I strongly feel Kurds should be given their land like the yahudis which they can govern as per their wish .
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