Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, warning the Sunday groups, that 'bet on' the UNITED states, that they should not count on american support in the future.
He did not mention any names of the groups. According to the news agency Reuters referring, however, he among others to the US-backed kurdish fighters.
- the Americans put you in their pockets, so In can be used in barter. And they are already started.
- No one is going to protect you except your own country, says Assad.
The kurdish militia Syria's Democratic Forces (SDF), which is supported by the americans, is currently in the last phase of a large-scale offensive against the militant group Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
the ICE cream has already fought far back, and only a few of the group's fighters are back. They hide out in the small village of Baghouz in eastern Syria.
president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, has announced that he will pull the UNITED states out of Syria, 'when the caliphate (IS, red.) are 100 percent defeated'.
u.s. troops have long provided SDF with weapons and helped them with combat training. SDF is led by the kurdish YPG militia, which is the UNITED states'primary partner in the fight against the ICE cream.
the UNITED states's announced exit has, however, sparked questions about the kurdish allies' security. They are under threat of attack from Turkey.
Turkey claims that the YPG are working together with the Turkish-kurdish organisation PKK, which is considered as a terrorist organisation. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, refers to the therefore, the YPG's fighters as 'terrorists'.
Russia supports the Assad regime, on Sunday called on the kurds to engage in a dialogue with president Bashar al-Assad to avoid a conflict with Turkey.
Turkey's defence minister, Hulusi akar's, stressed Sunday on a big ongoing security conference in Munich that Turkey considers the YPG to be a 'terrorist group'.