April 24, 2019

SDF says no plans to attack Abu Kamal held by Iran-backed forces

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Kurdistan 24

Journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg

A spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday denied rumors of a fresh military operation in Syria.

Mustafa Bali, an SDF spokesperson and head of the media center in Ain Issa, denied reports that the Kurdish-led forces would launch a new operation with US support against Iranian-backed troops in Abu Kamal to cut a so-called Iranian land bridge through Syria.

“Some media outlets are circulating rumors of a possible military campaign being waged by our forces in the Abu Kamal area,” he wrote in a tweet. “We would like to emphasize that these rumors are purely fabricated.”

Read the full article and more in Kurdistan 24.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...