Syrian Kurdish leaders hold Moscow talks

21st October 2015, Comments 0 comments

Leaders from Syria's Kurdish community on Wednesday held talks in Moscow with Russia's deputy foreign minister over the conflict in the war-torn nation.

Deputy minister Mikhail Bogdanov hosted the co-chair of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Asya Abdullah and the head of the administration in the town of Kobane Anwar Muslim, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement.

The talks came as Russia is carrying out a bombing campaign in Syria and hot on the heels of a surprise visit to Moscow by its long-standing ally President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey last week warned Russia and the United States against supplying arms and support for Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group.

US-led coalition forces have parachuted in ammunition to anti-IS rebels in northern Syria, stepping up their backing for groups battling jihadists.

Bogdanov held talks with the head of the PYD Salih Muslim in Paris earlier this month.


© 2015 AFP

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