Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast of Syria to fall eventually under state control

Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast of Syria to fall eventually under state controlSyrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday his country’s ultimate goal was to restore state authority over Kurdish controlled areas in northeast Syria after an abrupt U.S. troop withdrawal but said this would happen gradually. In an interview with state television, Assad also said that a deal this month between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin to drive out the Kurdish-led YPG militia from a 30 km (19 mile) “safe zone” along the border was a step that would help Damascus in that goal.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines