Syria Kurds have no separation plans: Politician

Syria Kurds have no separation plans: Politician
Mon Jul 22, 2013 21:16:49

Syrian Kurdish political parties have denied pursuing separation plans for forming an independent state in north of Syria, al-Alam reports.

Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria told al-Alam on Monday that rumors about Kurds’ separation desires are all baseless and they consider themselves as part the Syrian nation.

Jamal Mulla Mahmoud said that Kurds, a dominating ethnic group in Northeastern Syria, plan to form an “independent council” that can help regulate the Kurdish regions and face threats coming from Turkish government aimed at gaining control over northern areas of Syrian soil. “This region needs law so that people can be satisfied,” he said.

Mulla Mahmoud’s comments came just days after Kurdish fighters loyal to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) expelled extremists loyal to al-Nusra Front and al-Qaeda from the strategic Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain.

Salih Muslim, a high-ranking official of the PYD, also said on Sunday that the circulating rumor that the Syrian Kurds are seeking independence from Syria is completely false.

According to Muslim, the Kurds are also planning on launching a series of relief programs to help the people.

He stressed that there is no intention among the Kurds to form their own government, nor to secede from Syria.

Earlier on Saturday, Qatar-based al-Jazeera quoted Muslim as saying that the Kurds are considering forming their own government in Northern Syria, and that a self-governing body in the "Western Kurdistan" is urgently needed as the Syrian conflict is showing no sign of abating.

In recent months violence escalated between the Kurds and some armed opposition groups in the region, as the Kurds fought to keep out foreign-backed terrorists that fill the rank of the opposition.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.


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