On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stated that the U.S. is transferring ISIS to Afghanistan to justify its presence in the Central Asian region. Brigadier General Amir Hatami emphasized that U.S. had created ISIS to dominate Syria and Iraq, but after the ISIS defeat in those two countries, the United States tried to transfer the group to Afghanistan in order to justify their continuing presence in this country.
Today the Kurds being the largest divided ethnic group in Syria and its neighboring states once again face aggression by Turkey and Ankara-backed extremists in Afrin canton. The Kurds are weakened by long-term counterterror campaign, and can’t counter the enemy themselves. At the same time, the Americans who had promised them freedom and sovereignty refused to lend support. The only way to stop the violence is to establish a strong and independent Syria’s statehood.
According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of Syria. Current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump, James Norman Mattis proved this fact saying ‘We’re not just going to walk away right now.’