Russian mediation to break the siege of Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo has made no progress

Russian mediation to break the siege of Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo has made no progress

Iraqi delegation arrives at Al-Hol camp to evacuate new group of refugees

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A photo posted on the website of the “People’s Defense Units” of a group of its members in the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood.

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A prominent Kurdish official said Russian mediation to break the siege of Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo and security neighborhoods in Al-Hasakah has made no progress.
Aldar Khalil, a member of the Democratic Union Party Presidency, said in a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat that “while we are calling for an agreement with the Damascus government and reaching a comprehensive solution, we find that our areas are facing “the meetings between the two sides are under the auspices of Russia, for which nothing has crystallized yet, adding:” At a time when we were expecting a positive response and a tangible step towards resolving the Syrian issue in “In general and in the northeast. Syria in particular; we see some forces within the government, which have imposed a siege on the neighborhoods of Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafieh in Aleppo.” Stressing that there is a commission for relations to contact the mediators on this issue in an attempt to find a solution, “but these meetings have not yet achieved any results and we hope that the siege will be broken as soon as possible without any problems”.
The “Syrian Democratic Forces”, backed by an international coalition led by Washington, control most of the cities and towns of al-Hasakah province, but Syrian regime forces maintain two security neighborhoods in the city centers of al-Hasakah and Qamishli. , while the SDF controls the neighborhoods of Sheikh Maqsoud and al-Ashrafiyeh within the city of Aleppo, in addition to a second enclave within the al-Shahba region in its northern village, it includes a number of towns and cities inhabited by displaced people. of the Kurdish city of Afrin. Confrontations between government forces and the “Asayish” have resumed, some of which have escalated into armed clashes and others with limited results, despite the existence of security coordination between the two sides in the absence of a final political solution between them.
For the fact that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad will remain in their positions in the security squares in Hasaka and Qamishli; The Kurdish leader said it is a political message that they are committed to preserving Syrian unity and against partition. He continued: “Apart from maintaining a ground for maintaining the means of dialogue with Damascus and reaching an agreement with political means, these security institutions are still present in our areas and there is no political decision to remove them from these places. ” Commenting on the security measures and the measures taken by the “Asayish” forces after tightening the screws in the security squares and imposing restrictions on the government buildings and the headquarters of the security services in Qamishli, he commented: “When our people are surrounded in Aleppo . “It will not be enough to look, because the policy of hunger is not acceptable, not from a humanitarian point of view.” “Neither from a moral point of view, nor from a political point of view”, emphasizing that these measures are a message that says: “You are within our areas”, referring to the government forces deployed in the security squares in Hasaka and Qamishli.
Meanwhile, an official Iraqi delegation arrived last Saturday at Camp Al-Hol, east of Governor Al-Hasakah, and discussed with the leaders of the Autonomous Administration the possibility of evacuating a new group of Iraqi refugees to their country. A Kurdish source attending the meeting, who requested anonymity, revealed that the delegation was a joint delegation from the National Security and Joint Operations and the Ministry of Migration and Relocation and Interior, “as the Iraqi government showed interest in the issue of al. -Camp Hol, as it includes about 31,000 people of Iraqi nationality.
The official noted that complex procedures and measures preventing the return of all Iraqis wishing to return to their country, “who have not experienced security problems or links with ISIS, will be returned through a specific mechanism in their areas of origin. “without revealing the fate of thousands of families. The Iraqi people living in the camps are with members and militants of the extremist organization held in SDF prisons.
It is worth noting that the SDF and the Internal Security Forces recently arrested 70 Iraqis during a military campaign inside the al-Hol camp in late March. Humanitarian organizations after the killing of an assistant doctor and the wounding of a doctor by an international organization. Security forces confiscated explosive belts and military uniforms worn by the attackers. Intelligence sources familiar with the intelligence and investigations said that the organization-linked active cells are preparing to launch a large-scale attack in order to take full control of this vast camp, similar to the bloody attack on the industrial prison in south of the city. Hasaka at the end of last January.

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