James Jeffrey: US support for the SDF is temporary

James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria, said that neither the current administration nor previous ones had intended to have permanent relations with non-state actors, and I do not think that will be the case in the future. He added that the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) must also eventually become part of Syrian society.

Many analysts see James Jeffrey as saying that with the eradication of ISIS in the region and the end of the use of SDF as US instrument, the country will give Turkey the green light, while Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his intention to attack Northern Syria under the SDF again.

Mazlum Abdi, commander of the SDF, also expressed interest in getting closer to the central government after the remarks of the US representative, and unlike in the past, with a very soft approach, stating that the SDF has never agreed with the Syrian crisis and does not oppose to the central government. He said that since 2012, they have practically defended the Syrian unity by controlling the Syrian-Iraqi border. Mazlum Abdi said his forces would defend Syria and its national values.

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