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Egypt mediating between Kurds and Assad regime

Joint Chair of The Syrian Democratic Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces , Ilham Ahmed [File photo]

The Syrian Democratic Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces revealed that Egypt is mediating talks between them and the Assad regime.

The London-based newspaper Al-Arab reported on Wednesday that the Joint Chair of the Council, Ilham Ahmed, said: “There have been contacts over the past few days between Kurdish leaders and Egyptian officials so that Cairo would take part in the mediation with Damascus.”

She added that “the Syrian Democratic forces have channels of communication with Egyptian officials.”

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Ahmed expressed her hope for an immediate Egyptian move to stop the escalation in northern Syria, mediate with the Assad regime and foster an agreement with the Kurdish forces.

Over the past few days, Kurdish officials have intensified their moves with the aim of establishing political alliances to prevent Turkey from launching a military operation in the east of the Euphrates, after Washington suddenly announced the withdrawal of its forces from the area.

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