UPDATE on Arab tribe who defected from Kurdish forces to the Syrian Army


December 9, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

DEIR EZZOR, Syria – Earlier it was reported that the Commander of the al-Bakara tribe and his fighters defected from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the Syrian Army with the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) playing a negotiating role and organizing the defections.

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Since the first report, the commander made a video that can be seen here, where he denies the allegations that he defected from the SDF to the Syrian Army. 

In support, Al-Masdar News was told by a military source in Damascus that these claims were just rumors and that the Syrian Army was not informed of this alleged defection.

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