‘One of Washington’s main allies in their fight against the Islamic State in Syria says US forces will remain in the country’s north long after the jihadists are defeated. Enduring ties with the Kurdish dominated region is said to be a goal of the US.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of militias dominated by the Kurdish YPG, also known as the People’s Protection Unit, are under the impression that the US has a “strategic interest” in staying in the region, SDF spokesman Talal Silo told Reuters.
They have a strategy policy for decades to come. There will be military, economic and political agreements in the long term between the leadership of the northern areas (of Syria) and the US administration,” Silo said.’