Jaysh al-Thuwar made an announcement yesterday refuting claims that they are allied with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that are based in Turkey.
Jaysh al-Thuwar form the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance along with their Kurdish allies in the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and other Free Syrian Army batallions and militias. The peculiar statement fails to acknowledge that the YPG are a branch of the PKK command and that they coordinate efforts with one another.
Obama administration officials admit the relationship between the YPG and the PKK despite the latter being recognized as a terrorist group and the former not.
It remains to be seen how the YPG will react to their allies announcement.