Turkey withdraws Al Qaeda help, says Syrian Kurd leader

PYD leader Salih Muslim: 'Armed groups are now unable to enter through Turkey to attack us like they used to.'

Turkey withdraws Al Qaeda help, says Syrian Kurd leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

The leader of the Kurdish PYD rebel group in Syria, Salih Muslim, has claimed that Turkey has withdrawn its support for other rebel groups in the country due to international pressure.

Speaking to Turkey’s Taraf newspaper reporter Amberin Zaman, Salih Muslim said ‘Lately, Turkey has withdrawn its support for Al Qaeda linked groups Al Nusra and the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), or at least that’s how it looks. Armed groups are now unable to enter through Turkey to attack us like they used to. This makes us very happy. We hope Turkey upholds this approach. Like we always said, we want to be allies of Turkey. We are not seeking independence or a federation.’

In the past few weeksi the PYD’s armed wing, the YPG, has inflicted heavy losses on the Al Qaeda linked ISIL and Al Nusra. The YPG has taken control of the districts of Til Kocher and Til Halef in the Rojava region (Syrian Kurdistan).

Last Mod: 08 Kasım 2013, 15:25
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