TEHRAN The US-backed Kurdish fighters are looking for international support for separating the Eastern Euphrates from Syria, Arab media reports said Sunday.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that the US-backed Kurdish militants have set up an international seminar to achieve their separatist plans in Hasaka.
The daily went on to say that around 200 experts and researchers from 15 European and Arab countries, including France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as well as the US are attending the three-day seminar to study most important challenges in post-ISIL era in Eastern Syria.
The seminar is being held at a time when no agreement has been struck on determining the fate of thousands of foreign ISIL terrorists in Eastern Syria.
Al-Watan said the Kurdish militants hope to rally international support for decomposing East Euphrates from mainland Syria through political pressures on Damascus by a number of western and Arab states.
In a relevant development last month, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in cooperation with the US-led coalition drove out other militants stationed in the town of Baghouz in Eastern Euphrates like a similar scenario which they carried out in Raqqa.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the tribal leaders in Deir Ezzur have voiced strong opposition to the Saudi plots to support the SDF's separatist measures in the Eastern parts of the province.
Al-Watan newspaper reported that al-Jamel tribe in Eastern Deir Ezzur has issued a statement to emphasize its opposition to the appointment of SDF-affiliated Ahmed al-Khabil as the Sheikh of al-Bakir tribes in Eastern Deir Ezzur and the head of Syria's military democratic council.
Al-Jamel tribe has referred in the statement to the terrorist acts by the SDF in Eastern Euphrates region, and said that it does not recognize al-Khabil who has been appointed with the support of Saudi Minister for Persian Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan and the terrorist militias as the Emir of al-Bakir Sheikhs.
Other Syrian tribes had also earlier stressed their opposition to al-Khabil's appointment.
Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Baladi news website affiliated to the militants reported that one of the leaders of Syria's Arab tribes namely Obaid Khalaf al-Hissan was assassinated in the town of al-Ali Bajeliyeh in Tal Abyadh region in Northern Raqqa after stopping cooperation with the Kurdish forces in Eastern Euphrates.
It added that the SDF commanders had earlier attempted to return him.
Source: Fars News Agency