BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – The Syriac Military Council announced this morning that they will send reinforcements to the Afrin Canton to help in the defense of this region.
“Breaking: #Syriac Military Council, MFS will send fighters to the #Afrin front in support of SDF-YPG/J to the defense of the region and populations against Turkey & allied forces. #Syria (more info & statement will follow),” the Syriac Military Council’s official Twitter account posted this morning.
The Syriac Military Council’s Suturo forces have taken part in several battles against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in past, including a number of offensives in the Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqa governorates.
The Suturo forces are comprised of Assyrian locals from the Al-Hasakah Governorate; in particular, the Al-Qamishli and Khabour region.