Syrian opposition opposes Western support to Kurdish fighters


Members of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) meeting in Istanbul. File photo: AFP

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey The western-backed Syrian National Coalition (SNC) considered supporting the Kurdish forces in Kobane and “ignoring” other rebel forces in other provinces as a “mistake” which might has negative consequences on the developments in Syria, according to the SNC.

“The support of the city Kobane (where Kurdish forces of the YPG combat Islamic State’s militants) by the international community as one-party measure without an inclusive national entity and clear plan will dangerously affect the track of the revolution and the unity of the Syrian land and its sovereignty,” the spokesperson of the SNC, Salim al-Muslim, told reporters in Istanbul.

Considering the support provided to the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) in Kobane as a contemporary solution, al-Mislit said: “The Syrian crisis needs a radical solution to get rid of the terrorism of both al-Assad and the Islamic State (IS/ISIS).”

The Syrian National Coalition urged the international community to fight “all sources of terrorism, and at the top, the Assad regime”.

Al-Mislit demanded the support for the Syrian Coalition “as it represents the revolutionary principles that aim to end the repressive dictatorship and achieve the Syrian people’s dream of freedom, justice and dignity.”

Speaking to ARA News and commenting on al-Mislit’s statements regarding the Kurdish resistance in Kobane, Kurdish journalist Hussein Omar said: “Al-Mislit’s statements express the aggressive attitudes of the Syrian Coalition’s members towards the Kurdish people and its legitimate rights in Syria.”

“The SNC’s position on the Kurdish issue in Syria is similar to that of the Assad regime and the Turkish authorities,” Omar said.

“By this, the SNC tries to show loyalty and obedience to Turkey regarding the cause of Kobane and the Kurdish resistance there,” Omar added.


Reporting by: Redwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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