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US delegation visits Rojava

US delegation led by adviser of foreign affairs to the Coalition forces to fight against Islamic State (ISIS) William Rubak visits Rojava, Syria, June 12, 2019. ANHA photo
2019-06-13

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SULAIMANI — A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday (June 12) discussed the country’s support for the people in northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency reported.

The delegation headed by US adviser of foreign affairs to the Coalition forces to fight against Islamic State (ISIS) William Rubak arrived in Rojava [Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria] on Wednesday.

Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported that the delegation was received by the co-chairs of Executive Council of Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Abdul Hamid al-Muhbash and Berivan Khalid.

Following their meeting in Ain Issa, Rubak said the aim of the delegation’s visit was to provide help and support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the autonomous administration (AA) in terms of security, according ANHA.

"We will strengthen our relations with AA and SDF in the second phase of the campaign against the sleeper cells of Daesh [ISIS] after defeating them geographically,” ANHA quoted Rubak as saying.

"We appreciate the efforts of the people of the region and our partners in SDF to eliminate terrorism, and we will continue to work with our partners to serve the people of the region.”

The SDF, which is spearheaded by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has been at the heart of the US-backed fight against ISIS. It has seized all territory from ISIS militants with the help of US warplanes and special forces.

(NRT Digital Media)