Media: US intends to establish diplomatic ties with regions controlled by Syrian opposition

In the near future, the United States intends to take a series of steps aimed at establishing a diplomatic recognition of regions controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria , reports the Arabic news agency Asharq Al-Awsat, referring to a statement made by a high-ranking Western representative.

According to the source, it is a region to the east of the Euphrates River, the area which covers approximately 24 thousand square kilometers and is three times bigger than the territory of Lebanon. The source of the newspaper added that the American administration is currently developing a new strategy for Syria, which will include the above plans and that the first specific directions regarding these plans came from the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. The Pentagon chief recently stated that Washington would send military instructors and American diplomats to the areas controlled by the SDF.

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