TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_In a statement released on Wednesday, the Syrian Defense Ministry expressed its readiness to accept the SDF militants willing to unite with the Syrian military against “a common enemy.”
The Army and the Armed Forces General Command are “ready to receive the members and the units who are willing to join it from these groups and to settle the status of those who haven’t joint the compulsory, the reserve military service and the wanted,” read the statement.
“We in Syria are facing a common enemy, and we must sacrifice as the people of unified Syria — [including] Arabs and Kurds — to restore every inch of the beloved Syrian territories,” it added.
Earlier this month, Washington shocked the world by abruptly abandoning its longtime Kurdish allies in northeastern Syrian and announcing a troop pullout in the face of a Turkish offensive against the Kurds.
Feeling betrayed by the US, the Kurdish militants turned to Damascus for help, inking a Russia-brokered deal with the Syrian government, under which the Kurds allowed army troops to deploy along the Turkish border to stave off Ankara’s aggression.
A 10-point memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Russia put an end to the Syria incursion, but Ankara has kept threatening to resume the operation if the terms of the deal are not honored.