Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon

The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia believes talks with the government over the future of the northeast region will begin in days after a "positive" reaction from Damascus.
Any deal between the YPG and President Bashar al-Assad's state could piece together the two biggest chunks of a nation splintered by eight years of conflict.
Dialog attempts have revived in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from the Kurdish-led region.
"There are attempts to carry out negotiations ... the Syrian government stance was positive," the YPG commander Sipan Hemo told Reuters. "We believe they will start in the coming days."
In a voice recording sent from his representatives late on Wednesday, Hemo said US moves to withdraw were over-hasty and could not happen while the battle against Islamic State militants still rages.