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PKK is ‘enemy’ of Syria revolution, says jihadist leader

By Rudaw 14/1/2019
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham militants on drill in Idlib. File Photo: AFP
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham militants on drill in Idlib. File Photo: AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, head of al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), says the jihadist group now in full control of Idlib would not stand in the way of a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates.

Quoted by the HTS-affiliated media outlet Amjad, Jolani said: “We consider the PKK to be an enemy of this revolution. It controls areas inhabited by large numbers of Sunni Arabs.” 

“We are in favor of this region being liberated from the PKK ... We would not stand in the way of an operation against an enemy of the revolution,” he added, AFP reports.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is an armed group fighting for greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Turkey. Although it denies fostering ties, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which makes up the backbone of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), is widely seen as an extension of the PKK. The group is the main US ally in the fight against ISIS remnants in Syria's northeast.


Trump announced in December he would soon withdraw the 2,000 US troops stationed in northern Syria. America’s Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS fear Ankara will invade after the US departs. 

Turkey has repeatedly threatened to attack the YPG east of the Euphrates.

HTS recently seized complete control of Idlib, the last Syrian opposition hold-out, forcing Turkish-backed rebels to retreat. 

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Turkish in Ankara | 14/1/2019
PKK has created a new religion and a new philosophy , that is more attractive than the Islamist and the nationalist of the middle East ...
kurdo | 15/1/2019
onestly whole of kurdistan need to vanish asap, we are muslims and need the ummah
victor | 15/1/2019
The daesh islamist alcada muslim brotherhood affiliated Turkish dictator regime could be easily brought to their knee's just like a saddam was brought to his knees with in a few weeks . a islamist turkey's war planes and air bases would be wiped out in a matter of a few hours . an islamist turkey's military bases and military hardware all through out turkey could be wiped out in a matter of a few day's and weeks . the daesh islamist turks military would be targeted coming and going ,while traveling through tactically located covert kill buffers all through out turkey . a islamist turkey at their weakest point in the after math , would be split apart into three sections and cease to exist as turkey any more . what the daesh islamost turk wanted to happen in Syria ,as related to his caliphate delusions ,can easy happen in turkey in the near future . call it karma . the degenerate islamist turk leadership has been the head of the alcada muslim brotherhood and their affiliated terrorists in Syria and Iraq ,as has been proven during kobani ,and now idleb and afrin . the islamist turk leaders are mentally incompetent brainwashed primitives whose caliphate has been destroyed due to their lack of intelligence and incompetence . which is why it would be no problem to win out right in war against such primitive daesh islamists in the near future if these degenerate islamist turk leaders miscalculate a trump . devastating the turks economy would pale in comparison to what can happen to turkey going forward.
Renas | 15/1/2019
Because they didn’t let you kill all Kurds, is that your revolution? You are just a banch of islamist terrorists. Regardless of you like PKK or not, even of they would be bad, they are 1000 timmes better than you ever will be. You are not only enemies of Kurds, you are enemies of all kind of people, freedom and even some animals. You belong to the deepest part of the hell. You are pure shit, a virus, cancer or if there is anything worse than that. You show true face of Islam, which really pure shit.
Leon | 15/1/2019
Southern Kurds need to put their political weight behind Kurds in Syria. A loss for Kurds anywhere is a loss for Kurds everywhere. Turkey is not an ally it is a foe to all Kurds and must treat as such. Likewise, with the Arabs and Persians.

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