Kurds in Syria call for international community’s help in protecting security

A YPG member stands near closed shops along an empty street as restrictions are imposed as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria, March 23, 2020. (Reuters)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) on Saturday called on the international community to help the Kurds in protecting security in the area.

In a statement, the autonomous administration said Islamic State (ISIS) remnants were posing a threat to the security of northeast Syria as they have increased activities there.

It called on the international community to assist authorities in northeast Syria in protecting the area from ISIS threats.

Despite its defeat in 2017, the militant group has increased attacks in Syria and Iraq.

The militant group seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria from 2014, imposing a reign of terror with public beheadings and attacks by supporters abroad.

ISIS was declared militarily defeated in 2017 but has since waged a steady insurgency across parts of Iraqi provinces and a porous border with neighboring Syria.

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