Following meeting with Russian military chief, SDF head calls on Assad regime to stand with the SDF

Speaking in an interview with the Russia Today channel, Mazloum Abdi, the commander of the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) militia said on Sunday that the Assad regime forces’ main concern is protecting the Syrian borders, calling on the regime to take a decision to stand with the SDF in the face of a possible Turkish attack.

The statement and interview followed a meeting between Abdi and the commander of the Russian forces in Syria, Alexander Chayko during a visit by Chayko to the northeastern province of al-Hasakah, on Sunday.

Washington reprimands SDF allies for displays of loyalty to the PKK

Jun 22, 2021

Washington has reportedly reprimanded its Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) allies in northeast Syria for holding up banners depicting the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, during rallies in the SDF-controlled area.

$120 million a month: SDF defector discloses massive revenues from oil sales

Apr 19, 2021

Nidal Ibo, a former financial official in the ‘Autonomous Administration’ in north Syria, whose family, including his wife and children, have been detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an effort to stop him reporting SDF crimes, has revealed information about the organization’s massive financial deals, particularly concerning oil trafficking and the revenues from it.

More teachers arrested in SDF raids on homes in Hasaka governorate

Feb 07, 2021

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out raids on homes in Amouda city in the northern suburbs of Hasaka governorate on Saturday (February 6), arresting five teachers over their use of educational curricula which differed from that forcibly imposed by the SDF in the areas under the group’s control.

SDF detains another media activist in Deir Ezzor

Feb 06, 2021

Ali Saleh Al Wakaa from Abu Hamam city in eastern Deir Ez-Zour governorate became the latest media activist to be arrested by the PKK-affiliated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) when he was detained on Thursday (February 4) in Hajin Hospital in the eastern suburbs of the governorate, and taken to an undisclosed location.

Al-Wakka (pictured) was arrested during a visit by a delegation of officials from the International Coalition to inspect the rehabilitation operations in the hospital.