The Syrian regime and the PKK terrorist organization’s Syrian offshoot, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), have discussed the possibility of cooperating against Turkish-backed Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, a source told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.
A Russia-brokered meeting between Syrian officials and top representatives of the terror group was held on Friday at the Khmeimim Air Base in the west Syrian city of Latakia, said a source, who also attended the meeting, on condition of anonymity. Operation Euphrates Shield, which has led to the capture of a major part of the Daesh stronghold al-Bab in northern Syria, became the main topic of the discussion, the source said, noting both parties were afraid of the opposition fighters’ advance towards PKK/PYD-held territories in the region.
The meeting concluded with an agreement to raise the Syrian regime flag in major residential areas of the southern part of Azaz, including Tal Rifat, Minning, Meranaz, Deyr Jamal, Ayn Dakna and Mayer, to stop the advance of Operation Euphrates Shield forces.
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