June 16, 2019 / 02:11 AM
Saudi minister visits Syria Kurdish regions

Thamer al-Sabhan, Saudi State Minister for Gulf Affairs, visited the Kurdish held areas in Syria, along with U.S. envoy to the international coalition against Daesh, William Robak.

Al-Sabhan also met with representatives of Arab tribes in Al-Omar oilfield, northeast of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

During the meeting, the Saudi minister asked for supporting the Kurdish Peopes’ Protection Units (YPG) group, in exchange for support for Arabs in the area and help against the IS terrorist group, the source said.

The Saudi minister also warned Arab tribes against approaching Turkey and Qatar, the sources said.

Al-Sabhan had previously visited areas held by the YPG in Syria.

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