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Gammel 16th June 2016, 04:46 PM
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US Pressuring Syrian Arab Tribesmen to Join Kurdish-led SDF: Source

De lokale arabere har set risikoen for at de osse bliver sparket ud tog sendt til Europa.

Well-informed sources said US officials are pressuring tribesmen in northeastern Syria to join Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led alliance backed by Washington which has made rapid gains against Islamic State militants and other rebels since its formation in October.

Reluctant tribes have expressed concerns over blatant abuses carried out by Kurdish militias, especially by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), including forced displacement for residents of Hassakeh and Raqqa provinces.

Concerns are also related to the US policy that gives a secondary role for Arabs in ISIS-combat, with sources claiming that Arab tribes need guarantees before they join.
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