The SDF have accepted that Russia deploys its military to Ain Issa, Tel Tamr and Amuda in an anti-Turkey and ISIS key
SDFs have agreed that Russia will deploy to Ain Issa, Tel Tamr and Amuda to ensure security in the area against attacks by pro-Turkish militias and Isis. This was confirmed by the leaders of the Kurdish militias. “We are honored to host the commander of Russian forces in Syria, General Alexander Chaiko – said the SDF commander, Mazloum Abdi, in a posts on Twitter -. It was a very fruitful meeting and we decided to deploy Russian forces in Amuda, Tel Tamr Ain Issa for the security and stability of the area – he concluded in another tweet -. We look forward to further joint efforts for the benefits of our two countries.” The area in which Moscow’s soldiers will be based is targeted by pro-Ankara troops, although a truce has been reached. Moreover, Daesh operates there permanently, especially to smuggle resources and militiamen between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish forces and Inherent Resolve reshape the presence throughout the East of Syria, to improve the fight against Daesh. The Russian presence in the north, in fact, will limit the infiltration of men and resources for the Islamic State in the region
The SDF, meanwhile, are also reorganizing the distribution of forces together with Inherent Resolve in Hasaka, Qamishli, Al-Malikiyah (Derik) and Deir Ezzor. Objective: to better protect oil fields and vital structures from ISIS attacks. Furthermore, work is being carried out to plan maneuvers aimed at dismantling the sleeper cells of the Islamic State throughout the East of Syria. The Russian presence in the north will allow Kurdish forces to focus totally on the fight against Daesh. In fact, Moscow’s troops will serve as a barrier not only against the attacks by Turkey and its allies in the area. But also to prevent jihadists in the region from receiving supplies and reinforcements from neighboring country. Thanks to this and to the joint SDF-International Coalition operations to neutralize IS facilitators, the operational capacity of jihadists will be greatly reduced.