The U.S. has established a new terror organization in Syria called The New Syrian Army (Jaysh Suriya al-Jadid) in a bid to camouflage its ongoing cooperation with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists who, with Washington, occupy a third of Syria’s territories.
The New Syrian Army organization is set to replace Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is another front for PKK terrorists in Syria.
The American administration, which has been backing the PKK’s Syrian offshoot for two years, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has set up three terror camps in the provinces of Hasakah and Deir Ezzor, where 2,500 PKK terrorists were drafted to be part of the new terror organization.
U.S. Envoy Brett Mcgurk is said to be responsible for designing the new terror group’s logo, uniforms and its so-called management personnel.
Same ploy in use again
Despite all its efforts to camouflage its true purpose, the U.S.-backed SDF terrorists, which is the current PKK front allied with Washington, has carried out mass killings and forced displacements of the populations of Hasakah, rural Aleppo and Raqqa.
However, American plans were exposed when former SDF spokesman Talal Sillo, who surrendered to Turkey, revealed the U.S.’s covert cooperation with Daesh, in addition to the U.S. Special Forces Command admitting that the SDF is “merely a front.”
‘New terror organization to be run from Qandil’
Speaking to Yeni Şafak, Hasakah’s former Governor Muhammad Shimali said that “For a while, the Pentagon has been searching for an alternative in Syria, after its trick through the SDF and its ties to the PKK have been completely exposed, and the New Syrian Army has been created for this purpose; it will soon be deployed to the field.”
Shimali also said that the new PKK front will be marketed with the same propaganda of being comprised of Arab tribes, but “in reality it will be run from Qandil.”
A 30,000 strong army
The PKK has drafted 2,500 terrorists to assume duties in its new terrorist offshoot, which will be made up of 30,000 terrorists.
The U.S. has sent aerial and ground shipments of arms and munitions to the new terror organization, which, according to the New Syrian Army commander Muhannad Talaa, has been awarded training and logistical headquarters assigned by the Pentagon in Hasakah and Deir Ezzor.
The U.S. has supported the SDF, which consists of the PKK/PYD and other groups, in fighting Daesh in Syria but has largely ignored its links to the PKK. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.
Turkey’s upcoming operation in Syria to extend beyond Afrin
As Turkey continues its preparations for the upcoming Afrin operation, the cross-border campaign is said to extend beyond the central northwestern Syrian region, clearing 170-kilometer strip of land from Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists. The operation, which will be carried out in partnership with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) will begin west at the Afrin- Deir Ballout, Qalaat Samaan axis, and stretch east towards Zouiyan, Douewir and Fiela, in order to create a safe region spanning 4,500 square kilometers. The PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), occupies a terror corridor in Syria’s north that stretches from Marea and Azaz to Idlib in the west through the regime-controlled towns Nubbol and Zahra, where a parallel conflict is playing out between PKK/PYD terrorists and the Assad regime, who expelled the PKK from three areas under its occupation in Aleppo, pushing the terror organization back to Sheikh Maqsoud in the north.Russia pressures Assad on AfrinRecently, Russia has moved to withdraw from the PKK-occupied regions of Afrin and Tal Rifat, where a number of Russian military bases are currently located, as it pressured the PKK terror organization to hand over control of the regions under its occupation to the Assad regime. PKK terrorists in a meeting with Russian generals and representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry, refused to “give up their gains in Afrin” and signaled that they were “ready for war with the Turkish army,” according to reports.Operation comes after Astana consensusAs the Turkey- Iran- Russia-sponsored Astana process continues, the seventh round kicked off as meeting begun between the warring parties on Dec. 21.Turkey has rejected a Russian plan that would see control over Afrin handed over to the Assad regime citing the former’s seven-year cooperation with the PKK terror organization, and renewed its determination to launch an operation to clear the region of terrorists.Largest area to be cleared by Turkey in Syria so farWith an area spanning 3,900 square kilometers, Afrin is set to become the largest area to be cleared by Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in Syria so far. Afrin’s population currently stands at 500,000, spread across a total of 340 towns and villages that make up the region. Together with central Afrin, the operation will include a strip that extends 40 kilometers deep into Syria and covers a 4,500-square-kilometer area that includes the towns of Minnigh, Tal Rifa, Harbel, Zouiyan, Fiela and Douweir.No turning backTurkey currently remains on full-alert against any border threats that may originate from Afrin, as it positions troops sent during the Bab Operation and the Idlib deployment along the border, and reinforces posts in the Euphrates Shield regions and border command positions. The number of on-duty Turkish soldiers and troops deployed to take part in the Afrin operation has reached 20,000, in addition to 15,000 Free Syrian Army (FSA) soldiers that are on the alert for any possible operation in the region.Security wall on border with Syria nears completion A concrete wall on the border with Syria, which Turkey set out to build in a bid to halt illegal crossings to the southern province of Hatay and prevent terrorist advances into Turkey, is nearing completion as work is still ongoing on setting up the four-meter blocs for the last remaining 10 kilometers of the 230-kilometer wall in Hatay along the border with Syria.The PYD and its military YPG wing are Syrian branches of the PKK, which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.Since the PKK launched its terror campaign in Turkey in 1984, tens of thousands of people have been killed, including more than 1,200 since July 2015 alone.US attempts to encircle Turkey by increasing troop numbers in the regionPKK negotiates with Syrian regime for Afrin in exchange for Raqqa
PKK is just another Daesh: Syrian FM
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mikdad said that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror organization is just another Daesh, according to a report by an Iran-based newspaper. In a statement given to Iranian al-Alam Newspaper, Mikdad said that the PKK is fighting to protect American interests and aims to divide Syria.“They cannot be trusted because they are forces serving the Americans and the plans of the West against the Syrian people.”Stating that the PKK aimed to overthrow the Syrian state and breakup the country, “They are not working for the Syrian people,” he saidMikdad, one of the prominent figures in the Assad administration, also said that the PKK terror organization does not accept being part of the Syrian Arab Republic, and if it continues to be a puppet of the U.S. and Western countries, it will share the same fate as Daesh.He also revealed in his statement that the PKK is using territories under its occupation to blackmail the regime in order to secure its political interests.The Riyadh and Geneva processes couldn’t be successfulAdditionally, Mikdad declared that the U.S.-sponsored Riyadh and Geneva peace processes have failed, while stressing that important breakthroughs have been made in Astana. He insisted that “the Astana process must continue,” and shared his belief that successful negotiations can be reached through this platform. PKK responds to Mikdad’s statementsIn response to the anti-PKK comments made by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his deputy FM, the terror organization said that “the Syrian regime and the Assad administration have reached their expiration date.”The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict. The U.S. has provided the PYD/YPG, which are Syrian branches of the terrorist organization, with over 4,000 trucks containing weapons to reportedly use against the fight with Daesh, despite Ankara’s warnings that they are offshoots of the PKK.Turkey vetoes PKK/PYD presence at Sochi talksUS sends agent to convince Syria’s opposition to work with PKK Russia: Terrorist PKK/PYD won't be at Sochi Syria talks
Russia: Terrorist PKK/PYD won't be at Sochi Syria talks
The terrorist PKK/PYD will not be included in a planned Syria meeting next month in Sochi, Russian media reports quoted a Russian official saying on Friday.“The PKK's participation is not foreseen for now” at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress at the Black Sea resort, set for Jan. 29-30, Russia's Syria Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev told reporters. “We made an effort to have Kurds represented as much as possible, while on the other hand avoiding objections from Turkey,” he added.Asked if some Kurdish delegations would be removed from the list due to objections from Turkey and Iran, Lavrentiev commented: “I think we will decide this matter among ourselves.”Earlier in the day, Turkey vetoed the involvement of the PKK/PYD or any related groups at the planned gathering.Turkish authorities have repeatedly said they reject the presence of any terrorist groups at the Syria talks.The PKK/PYD is the Syrian branch of the terrorist PKK.More than 1,200 people in Turkey, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.During the Astana, Kazakhstan talks on Syria, the Turkish delegation was chaired by Deputy Foreign Undersecretary Sedat Onal, with Lavrentiev leading the Russian delegation, and Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari heading Iran’s.Representatives of the Syrian regime, armed opposition groups, as well as delegations from the UN, Jordan, and the U.S., also participated in the talks.The next high-level international meeting on Syria in Astana will be held in the second half of February 2018.
US sends agent to convince Syria’s opposition to work with PKK
Fadwa al-Uceyli, an American passport holder and resident of the country for over 40 years, was dispatched to the field on behalf of the U.S. in order to form a joint council between the Syrian opposition and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in areas that the PKK occupies. Al-Uceyli is also backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She meets with armed Syrian opposition groups as well as civil society organizations and pledges financial aid. Al-Uceyli has been promised vast remuneration and a high rank if she can ensure that an agreement is reached between the PKK-U.S. alliance and other groups.First target: DeedsAl-Uceyli had no role in any period of the Syrian resistance and emerged when the U.S. decided to cooperate with the PKK for the Raqqa operation. Al-Uceyli, who played a role in the Syrian opposition Provisional Government and the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, first obtained a copy of all the deeds of Raqqa while it was still under Daesh’s control and handed this information over to the CIA.By using the deeds that the U.S. was in possession of, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad increased bombing of areas known for their anti-U.S.-PKK sentiments and killed families with potential to become part of the opposition. Those who managed to stay alive were exiled by the PKK.PKK-US alliance empties 167 Turkmen, Arab towns, expels 1.4 mln in SyriaRepresents PKK in meetingsThe U.S. organized a meeting in Italy’s Rome on Oct. 26 in an effort to legitimize the PKK. Al-Uceyli met with representatives from all opposition groups before the meeting and said that the U.S. and PKK were willing to make concessions on Raqqa’s city center. Expressing that they were ready to reach consensus on the establishment of a joint council for Raqqa, al-Uceyli tried to persuade the opposition. Al-Uceyli, who has failed in the face of the persistent stance of the Syrian opposition who view the PKK-U.S. alliance as an occupying force, joined the PKK alone in the Rome meeting which the opposition boycotted.Al-Uceyli's family supports AssadAl-Uceyli’s family supported Assad during the Syrian uprising that started in 2011, and many of her family members held high level positions in the Damascus administration. Randel Uceyli, Abdullah Uceyli and Isam Uceyli are some of her relatives who hold high level positions.Al-Uceyli resided in the U.S. for 40 yearsOriginally from Raqqa, Al-Uceyli has been living in the U.S. for 40 years and holds an American passport. Yeni Şafak’s sources say that Al-Uceyli is in close contact with the UAE emir, Ahmad Jarba and Mohammed Dahlan.Civilians live a ‘nightmare’ in Syria’s Eastern GhoutaUAE as referenceAl-Uceyli, who was a member of Tayyar al Ghad founded by Ahmad Jarba, joined the Riyadh Conference with a special reference from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Zayed. Al-Uceyli, who has been assigned a house in Dubai, also has frequent contacts with Ahmed Carba and Mohammed Dahlan regarding the activities to be conducted with the PKK.Al-Uceyli was selected as part of a high-level negotiating team at the Riyadh meeting, and is continuing to establish new councils in cooperation with the PKK. Within this scope, Al-Uceyli is preparing for a two-day workshop and is continuing to hold many meetings focusing on Turkey’s border provinces such as Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa.The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.