Signs of consensus between the Kurds and the Syrian government

Multiple media circulating reported that the political movement witnessed by Moscow in the last days of 2018, where meetings held in Moscow.

Information about a meeting that was described as a “secret” one to discuss the Syrian situation, especially on the Syrian-Turkish border.

Sources revealed that the commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units Siban Hamou made two unannounced visits to Damascus and Moscow to convey a description of a “secret offer” that would include the approval of hand the borders to the Syrian government in exchange for a local administration accepting a Russian guarantee.

The sources pointed out that the offer aims to reach understandings to “fill the vacuum” after the US withdrawal and cut the way for Turkish intervention in northern Syria and north-east.

The details said that days after US President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw quickly and completely from Syria, Hamo flew to the Hameimim base, and then a secret meeting was held in Damascus, which included the director of the National Security Office, Major General Ali Mamluk and Defense Minister General Ali Ayoub in the presence of a Russian military delegation.

In an interview with Agence France Presse, conducted by the agency’s correspondent in the city of Amouda in northeastern Syria, Kurdish commander Redur Khalil who said: “The deal with Syria inevitable, and talks had shown positive signs, and we still have some differences with the central government, which need negotiations with international support – Russia could act as a guarantor state – Kurdish fighters could be integrated into the Syrian army”.

Khalil, said that “there is no escape from reaching a solution with Damascus on the future of Kurdish self-management area which is part of Syria”.

Khalil stressed that this agreement must include that Kurdish unites to remain in their areas with the possibility of being included in the ranks of the Syrian army and said negotiations are continuing with the government to reach a final version of the administration of the city of Manbej.

He added: “In the event of a realistic solution that preserves the rights of its people, we can generalize the experience of Manbej on the rest of the areas east of the Euphrates”, referring to the areas of control of the SDF in the province of Deir Al Zour, explaining that “the entry of the Syrian army to the northern borders with Turkey is not excluded because we belong to the Syrian geography, but things still need to be certain arrangements on how to govern in these areas”.

He continued: “We have points of disagreement with the central government needs negotiations with international support to facilitate the achievement of joint solutions”, welcoming the possibility that Russia plays the role of “guarantor” as “a superpower and influential in the political decision in Syria”.

He said that the Kurds refuse to withdraw their fighters from their areas, adding: “The functions of these forces may change, but we will not withdraw from our land, and must have a constitutional location, whether to be part of the Syrian National Army or find another formula commensurate with the location and size and impact.

The Kurds also insist on the need to develop a “new constitution that guarantees the rights of all citizens, and that nationalities and ethnicity have guaranteed constitutional rights, primarily the rights of the Kurdish people”.

But he pointed to “common denominators” with Damascus, most notably “Syria’s unity and sovereignty on all its borders”, “natural resources which belongs to the Syrian people” and the agreement “to stood against the Islamic political ideologies”.