Mazloum Abdi elaborates on challenges SDF face after Daesh elimination

The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces, elaborated on the challenges facing them after the phase of the military elimination of Daesh, explaining the new structure of the forces that fought in Syria at this stage.

The meeting of the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces came during a meeting of the General Council of the Autonomous Administration to approve the law of the duty of self-defense in northern and eastern Syria, during which he explained the political and military developments in the areas of the Autonomous Administration.

"The challenges facing Syrian Democratic Forces at the current stage are the elimination of the sleeping cells of Daesh after its military elimination, and the work is under way at the moment. The second challenge is the threats of the Turkish state and its mercenaries in the western Euphrates regions." said Mazloum Abdi.

Abdi stressed their complete readiness to face any challenges that threaten the security of the region, pointing out that they are always insisting on negotiating and do not favor a military solution with Turkey, and this is what they always suggest to the mediators of the solution among them.

He pointed out in his speech to the new strategy to fight the Daesh cells in cooperation and coordination with the International Alliance by addressing its cells and pursuing security and fighting the intellectual structure that benefit from them.

"There are two main requirements in the process of negotiating with the regime that will not be waived," Abdi said during his speech at the meeting. "The first is recognizing the Autonomous Administration and the second is to preserve the privacy of Syrian Democratic Forces."

In his explanation of the military situation, the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces stated that there is a restructuring of SDF: 15 military councils, half of whom are members of each administration, including the council and the leaders of each council of the region in which it is located.

"Having eliminated Daesh, we prepared the structure of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which number about 70 thousand fighters, as follows: 30 thousand fighters border guards, 5,000 fighters of the Special Forces, and the rest of them within the military regiments of the body.

"Our relations are good with the forces of the international coalition that have contributed to the war on terror and on the basis of military friendship and are in constant development." he concluded.


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