PressTV-US withdrawal stab in our back: Syrian Kurds

Many Syrian Kurds have expressed frustration over the United States’ planned troop withdrawal from Syria, describing it as a ‘stab in the back’ and considering new allies, according to the US-based National Public Radio (NPR).

Syrian Kurdish forces in northern Syria are considering contingency plans and partnering with new alliances in the face of an anticipated Turkish incursion in the region, the NPR said on Monday.

“At this point, we are open to all options and partnerships,” said Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Mustafa Bali.

The report further revealed that the Syrian Kurdish officials are even considering “on-the-ground protection deals with Iranian forces in Syria,” in addition to Syrian government protection.

“The Syrian regime should be protecting Syria’s sovereign borders,” says Bali, adding that “on principle, we would not be against it (Syrian government presence).”

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