Kurds Agreement With Syria
For the Syrian government, the agreement was also strategic, as it could allow assad to regain control of resource-rich areas in northeastern Syria, without entering into a direct confrontation with the Turks. Syrian regime forces moved monday to towns on the northern German border with Turkey and a town north of the city of Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the terrorist group Islamic State. Until recently, thousands of U.S.-backed fighters had trained at a military base in the city of Ain Eissa. After the arrival of the Syrian army on Monday morning, the Syrian flag was haunted in the city centre. The SANA news agency says the Syrian army in the main square of Manbij as Turkish president has praised continuing with the offensive. Trump has also tried to reassure his critics, including Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, who broke with him because of the Decision on Syria and promises bipartisan laws to impose economic sanctions on Turkey. That momentum was lost when, in December 2018, US President Donald Trump abruptly declared his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria. Although this withdrawal was delayed, the long-term fate of the unit designated by the Kurds as the Autonomous Administration of North-Eastern Syria (NES) was left unresolved, with no clear future strategy in sight. On 16 August 2016, clashes broke out in the town of Hasakah between Asayish and NDF and NDF troops.
It degenerated with the intervention of the ASA and the YPG, showing Syrian government planes bombing the Kurdish zone for the first time during the war. The fighting lasted a week and ended on 23 August with a favourable ceasefire. The government ceded more territory to Hasakah to the YPG and gave them total control of all but 5% of the city. 77 ASA/NDF troops were killed (by YPG source) and 170 were captured (many were released or exchanged). 14 Asayish and 40 civilians also died.  In October 2016, there was a Russian federalization initiative focused on northern Syria, which essentially called for the transformation of the existing institutions of the autonomous administration of northern and eastern Syria into legitimate institutions of Syria; also reported for the time being its rejection by the Syrian government.  On 7 October, US forces began withdrawing from Syria`s northern buffer zone, with US President Donald Trump giving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “green light” to invade and occupy areas held at the time by the NES/SDF.  As a result of this action, which SDF forces have described as a “sting in the back”, they announced their intention to renew negotiations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in order to reach an agreement to bring Syrian military units into SDF-held areas, which they hope would prevent the Turkish invasion.     The Syrian Foreign Minister called on the Kurdish forces to cede to the Syrian government several areas they control and said that, in the face of Turkey, they would face a “chasm” if they refused to do so.   Relations between AANES and Syria concern military and political relations between the Baath Syrian Arab Republic and the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria (AANES), a de facto autonomous multi-ethnic region in northern and eastern Syria. The Syrian government does not officially recognize the autonomy of AANES and advocates a centralized approach to governance in Syria. AANES seeks to federalize Syria.
For most of the Syrian civil war, there was a non-aggression pact between the Syrian army and the Syrian Democratic Forces, with occasional clashes and some cooperation against Islamist groups, especially Turkish forces and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army. In the days that followed, Syrian and Russian troops entered Ras al-Ayn, Manbij, Kobana, Raqqa, At Tabqah, Al-Hasakah and many small towns and villages in coordination with the SDF.