Kurds to provide security for Russian task force on eastern bank of Euphrates River

Kurdish formations are ready to provide security for Russia’s task force on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Sides in Syria told journalists on Monday.

“Kurdish formations are ready to provide security for the Russian force grouping located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates,” Co-Chairman of the Committee for Governance of the Eastern Euphrates Territories Mahmoud Nuri said.

According to Russia’s representative Major General Yevgeny Poplavsky, the officers from the Russian Center for Reconciliation together with representatives of the local authorities are working on ways to create conditions for the return of civilians and humanitarian aid deliveries to areas on eastern bank of the Euphrates River. The Russian general also said that Syria’s territory east of the Euphrates would be liberated from terrorists in the coming days.

Nuri, in turn, pointed out that the Kurdish militia had been effectively fighting against the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) under the Russian command, and thanked Russia for helping bring peace back to Syria.

According to the Russian Center for Reconciliation, the first meeting of the Committee for Governance of the Eastern Euphrates Territories took place in the town of Al-Salhiyah (Deir ez-Zor province) on December 3. A total of 23 delegates, representing all the ethnic and religious groups residing east of the Euphrates River, took part in the meeting.

 

TASS