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Ilham Ahmed

It took almost a year, but a simple shift in US stance led to Turkey’s assault against Syria’s Kurds

US diplomats' short-sighted Syria strategy may have led to Turkey's incrusion and unravelled the partnership with the SDF

Syria’s defense ministry calls on SDF to join government forces

Syria’s defense ministry called on Syrian Democratic Forces members to integrate into the army as its troops deployed on Turkish…

US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting

A US State Department official warned Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed not to engage with Bashar al-Assad's government or with…

‘We can’t lose hope’ – SDF willing to work with US despite ‘huge blow’ in northeast Syria

Senior Syrian Kurdish leader called for a halt of Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria, saying the SDF are willing to…

INTERVIEW: Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed on security in North and East Syria

Ilham Ahmed, President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, speaks to Jared Szuba about the buffer zone,…

“This is our reward?”: After 4 years fighting ISIS, Syrian Kurds face uncertain future as US pivots to Turkey

Senior Kurdish officials told Jared Szuba they were left in the dark after Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops and…

Syrian Democratic Council leaders set for Paris talks on US withdrawal

Two top leaders of the SDC, the political arm of the SDF alliance that is battling ISIS, are to visit…

US backtracks on Syrian ‘border guard’ plan after Turkish threats to attack Efrin

The US will train forces linked to the SDF but will not create a border force, officials said as Turkey…