US President Joe Biden’s administration is committed to its partnership with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), officials told a Kurdish delegation visiting Washington.
The US is keen to support regional stability and its forces will remain in the region until the total elimination of ISIS and its remnants, the White House officials added.
The SDF delegation met with high-ranking representatives of the US administration in the White House, a statement read.
The US officials expressed support for the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) and SDF in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria’s areas, where the SDF represents a broad political alliance at the Syrian level, the statement added.
They hailed the SDF’s counterterrorism efforts and discussed means of reaching a political solution to the more than decade long crisis in Syria.
The delegation met with prominent members of the US Congress, such as congressman Brad Schneider, who is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and House Committee on Foreign Affairs, as well as the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism.
Meanwhile, the General Secretariat of the Kurdish National Council said the peaceful protests that were organized on Friday in Qamishli, in the far northeast of Syria, were attacked by the Autonomous Administration’s internal security forces.
It issued a statement denouncing the practices that limit people’s freedoms and prevent them from expressing their opinions on matters related to their livelihood.
The opposition alliance, which includes Kurdish parties, political entities and civil and social figures, accused the Autonomous Administration of forcibly dispersing protesters, arresting one of them and beating civilians who refused to end the rally.
The Kurdish Council had called on its supporters and residents in northeastern Syria to demonstrate peacefully against the Autonomous Administration’s recent decision to raise the prices of basic commodities.