Kurds are the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East. Kurds don’t have their own permanent territory. There is a numerous Kurdish minority in Syria. Kurds in Syria have faced a number of issues including oppression.
At least one explosion has rocked the Conoco gas field in Deir ez-Zor province, which is occupied by Washington-backed SDF forces, with initial reports suggesting no casualties among American troops stationed in the area.
A senior US official said Washington is committed to keeping troops in Syria in order to counter Islamic State terrorists and prop up its allies, the Kurdish-led SDF militia, against the government in Damascus.
The EU’s aid pledge to an anti-Damascus Syrian breakaway region and its renewal of sanctions against Bashar Assad reveal a contradictory policy that ramps up humanitarian aid, while worsening the hardships that require such aid.
Syria’s petroleum minister has condemned US forces for acting “like pirates” as Washington continues to plunder most of the oil wealth from the country’s resource-rich northeast, where the Pentagon backs Kurdish militia groups.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are producing a TV series based on the exploits of female Kurdish fighters in Syria. Expect a whitewashed tale of girlboss feminism, that just may be awful enough to finally unite the Kurds and Turks.
Washington must think beyond the upcoming US presidential vote and keep the future of the Middle East in mind when its encourages separatism in Syria’s Kurdish population, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned.