Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said Sunday that they were ready to comply with UN Security Council resolution on the ceasefire in Syria, but retain the right to respond to aggression.
Commander of the 2nd Corps in the co-called Syrian National Army Hassan Al-Ahmad was killed in a mine explosion in Deir Sawan village in the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region in northern Aleppo.
1200 servicemen of the Turkish Special Operations Forces will soon be deployed to Afrin area in the Syrian province of Aleppo to support the Turkish Olive Branch Operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Turkish intelligence is ready to co-operate with the Syrian authorities over security issues “in extraordinary conditions”, Turkish Presidency spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters on Wednesday, February 21st.
The Turkish Army units will fully encircle Afrin city “in the coming few days”, Turkish President Rejep Erdogan claimed on Tuesday, February 20th.
The Syrian government forces have not yet entered the Afrin region, despite previous reports by members of the National Defense Forces (NDF) via social media.
The Syrian troops are preparing to enter Afrin after reaching a deal with the Kurdish People’s Protection Forces (YPG), which control the area situated near the Syrian-Turkish border in the Aleppo province.