The political arm of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants holding a grip on northeastern Syria, says it is devising a negotiating team for potential talks with the central government in Damascus.
On Monday, the so-called Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), which is linked to the SDF umbrella militant, held a gathering in the northern town of Tabqa for a two-day meeting, with local Kurdish officials and Syrian domestic opposition figures in attendance.
Leading SDC member Hekmat Habib told the AFP that one of the meeting’s aims was “to create a platform to negotiate” with the Syrian government.
“This platform will represent all areas in the autonomous administration and all areas held by the SDF,” he said, without providing further details.
The militants are allied with US and French troops deployed to Syria and control much of the country’s north and east.
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