Damascus Confirms: Troops Sent to Efrin to Repel Turkish Incursion

تم نشره في Mon 19 February / Feb 2018. 01:00 AM
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AMMAN —AlGhad— Syrian news agency, Sana, confirmed sending troops to Efrin today, Monday, “to support its residents stand against the Turkish incursion into Syrian territories.”

Kurdish officials confirmed to Reuters yesterday, Sunday, that an arrangement was made between the Kurds and the government to allow for defence cooperation between the two.

Syrian forces have been allowing Kurdish reinforcements through to forces fighting in Efrin, through government controlled territories.

The Kurds and the government earlier failed to arrive at an agreement on the deployment of Syrian forces in Efrin. But it seems they were able to arrive at a preliminary arrangement in the face of the Turkish incursion, Syrian sources confirmed.

Syrian forces have deployed along the borderline with Turkey and may move into Efrin within two days, Badran Jia Kurd, confirmed, the adviser to the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria.

The Kurdish People Protection Units control most of Efrin at the moment, and they are seen as terrorists by Ankara.

Turkish officials claim these units are strongly affiliated with the Kurdish labour party, who has been in open rebellion against Turkish authority, south east of the country, for 30 years, almost.

The United States has been collaborating with the Kurdish fighters, who played a crucial role in the overcoming of ISIS, north of Syria.

(Agencies)

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