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SDF To Lift Siege On Government-Controlled Neighborhoods Hasakah And Qamshli Under Russian-Brokered












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SDF To Lift Siege On Government-Controlled Neighborhoods Hasakah And Qamshli Under Russian-Brokered Deal

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Damascus government have reached an agreement to lift the SDF siege the government-controlled neighborhoods of Hasakah and Qamishli cities in eastern Syria, according to sources.


The SDF began to implement the agreement as the lifting of the siege started in Taie and Halko neighborhoods in Qamishli. The main road was opened allowing the movement of cars and civilians.


According to the sources, during the past hours several meetings the Russian side and the SDF leaders took place in order to guarantee the implementation of the agreement. The goal was to end the 20-day-long siege on the government-controlled neighborhoods, which suffer shortage of food, water and other supplies.


The sources said that the SDF imposed the siege on these areas in Hasakah and Qamshli under the US instructions. Washington seeks to undermine the presence of the Syrian Army and government in the areas of Jazeera, where US forces are present and involved in the plundering of oil and gas resources with the SDF.


Earlier, activists in Hasaka and Qamshli warned of a humanitarian disaster that were caused by the SDF siege. SDF units even prevented the entry of water tanks and flour trucks. This resulted in the stopping of work at bakeries and the lack of food in the area.

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