Rojava security forces discuss defence system against ‘Iranian project’ in a meeting in Syria’s Qamishli


PYD-linked Asayish forces in a meeting in northern Syria, with a picture of the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in the background. File photo

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The Kurdish Security Police of the Rojava Asayish held a meeting on Monday in Qamishli city, in northeastern Syria, to discuss the ‘Iranian project’, after the Iraqi Shia paramilitary Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) linked up with areas held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The Asayish said in a statement that a broad security meeting was held in Qamishli in the presence of the general commander of the Asayish forces, Ciwan Ibrahim, to discuss the formation of a defence system in Rojava-Northern Syria ‘to confront the Iranian project’ that is supported by the Baath regime forces and affiliated Shia groups.

Moreover, the Asayish said a spy media network was uncovered in Rojava.

The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) on Monday reached the Syrian border from the Iraqi side.

As the US-backed SDF forces continue their war on ISIS in northern Syria, the Iranian-supported PMU has been locked in fierce fighting against ISIS at the Iraqi side of the border.

Meanwhile, the Shia PMU leadership said on Monday: “A quick accomplishment has been gained by the PMU, arriving to the Iraq-Syria borders on the 5th day of 2nd phase of the campaign Muhammed Is The Messenger Of Allah.”

“It happened after PMU moved 18km from al-Qahtaniyah [east Qamishli] towards the western villages which lead to Iraq-Syria borders,” the PMU said in a statement on Monday.

According to the PMU, they reached the Iraq-Syria borders from the north of al-Ba’ah district, and from an area near Sinjar. The PMU said that the Wadi al-Midar and Taru villages [in northwestern Iraq] were liberated from ISIS, adding that 21 ISIS fighters were killed in the operation backed by the Iraqi air force.

Qasim Musla, brigadier general of PMU group Liwaa Al-Toufouf, told ARA News that the Iraqi air cover facilitated their progress against ISIS near the border with Syria.

“Iraqi air strikes are helping us, and giving us air cover. Our only problem is suicide terrorists, and when the air strikes come and hit them, it really helps,” Musla said.

The PMU official further denied receiving air support from the US-led coalition. “There are no air strikes of the US coalition in support of our [PMU] ground operations against ISIS,” he told ARA News.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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