BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The U.S. can never back any Syrian force aligned with the government in Damascus, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Paul LaCamera, who is the commander of the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said on Sunday.
When asked if that support would continue if they aligned themselves with Assad, LaCamera said: “No.”
“Once that relationship is severed, because they go back to the regime, which we don’t have a relationship with, (or) the Russians … when that happens then we will no longer be partners with them,” LaCamera told a small group of reporters.
LaCemera’s comments were in reference to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council seeking a political settlement with the Syrian government.
“We will continue to train and arm them as long as they remain our partners,” LaCamera added.