Damascus, Kurds Aligned in Fight on Takfiris: Academic Figure

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Syrian academic figure highlighted the coordination between Kurdish fighters and the Syrian forces in the battlefield, saying he sees a great deal of common interest between them when it comes to beating the Takfiri militants, particularly in northern Syria.

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Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Fareed Sa’doun, a Kurdish university figure in Syria, said there is a “constant state of mutual interests” between the Kurdish battle units and the Syrian military forces, both of whom are fighting off the Takfiri armed groups.

The Syrian Army’s remarkable advance near the city of Aleppo has pushed back the Takfiri armed groups, making way for the Kurdish forces to get closer to the village of Managh near the border with Turkey and its military airport, he added, saying that is why the Syrian Army and the Kurdish forces share interests in that area.

The Syrian military forces and Kurds are cooperating with each other in the battlefield, but the Kurdish forces make the pillar of the fight, he added.

Meantime, Syrian army troops, backed by popular volunteer forces, are steadily advancing toward Aleppo in northwest of Syria.

In a recent development, the Aleppo Thermal Power Plant was recaptured after two years from the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

The Aleppo power plant—which went into service in 1998 and has a maximum capacity of 1065 megawatts—was seized by Daesh in November 2013. Reports indicate that the plant has been out of service since suffering heavy damage in mid-2013.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011. In the past four years, more than 260,000 people have died in Syria -overwhelmingly civilians– and around 4 million Syrian people are now refugees in other countries. Another 7.6 million are displaced inside Syria.

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