In the struggle for the supremacy in the North of Syria in power, Assad and the Kurds with the claim, you are under his protection. Only the Syrian army could protect the groups in the Region.
Syria's ruler Bashar al-Assad has called on the Kurds in the country, in view of the withdrawal plans of the US to fight on his side. "We say to those groups that rely on the Americans that the Americans will not protect you," he said in a televised address. "The Americans will not hold you close in your heart or in your arms."
Assad stressed that prior to a military offensive by Turkey could protect the Kurds only when they put themselves under the protection of the Syrian army. Otherwise, you would end up as a "slave of the Ottomans," added the Syrian to add to those in power, with Turkey in the fight against the aspirations for Autonomy of the Kurds.