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After ISIS Defeat, SDF Urges Syria Regime to Recognize Kurdish Administration

After ISIS Defeat, SDF Urges Syria Regime to Recognize Kurdish Administration

Saturday, 23 March, 2019 - 13:15
Members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near Baghouz, Deir Ezzor province, Syria February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Saturday it would continue its military and security campaigns against ISIS sleeper cells following the defeat of the terrorist organization.

At a televised ceremony, its general command called on the Syrian regime, which has sworn to retake the whole country, to recognize the autonomous administration that runs areas the SDF controls in northeast Syria.

On Saturday, SDF fighters raised their yellow flag in Baghouz, the remote riverside village where diehard militants of a variety of nationalities made a desperate, dramatic last stand.

The SDF called on Turkey, which regards it as a terrorist organization and has staged incursions into Syria against it, to leave Syrian territory, especially the mostly Kurdish region of Afrin.

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