Syrian Kurds Decline to Fight Against Syrian Arab Army – Salih Muslim Kurdish Leader

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Kurdish leaderKurds are not going to fight alongside Turkey against Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria, Syrian Kurds leader Salih Muslim said in an interview with the Hurriyet newspaper Monday.

“Do you want us to fight against them in Damascus and be a soldier there instead of you? We will not do that. We have stopped being soldiers for others, which Kurds have done throughout history,” he said as quoted by the Hurriyet.

Salih Muslim also commented on the situation in the Syrian border town of Kobani, which is being under attack of the Islamic State (IS) militants for weeks now. Kurds living in the city have repeatedly asked Turkey for help, however Ankara refused to intervene in the conflict.

“They [Turkish authorities] do not need to give anything else but anti-tank weapons if they really want to help our people in the region,” he stated.

The Kurdish leader added that…

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