BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has refused an offer from the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) to enter the Afrin region of Aleppo.

According to reports from Aleppo, the Syrian Army rejected the YPG offer because the latter refused to hand over their weapons to Damascus.

The Syrian Army has repeatedly requested that the YPG turn in all of their weapons before their forces would enter the Afrin region and fend off the Turkish-led incursion.

However, the Syrian Army maintains that they will continue to allow the Kurdish forces to resupply the area from within their own territory in Aleppo.

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Peter Wallace
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2018-02-15 22:28

So Syria is not saying NO you can’t go but yes you can go but not with your weapons. You can get new ones when you get there. Remember south of Raqqa and Deir ez Zor , payback is a b***h.

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2018-02-15 23:31

The Syrian Army could do a deal with the Kurds: Turkey is the enemy of both.
Let the Kurds through to Afrin and support them logistically.
In exchange, let the Kurds support the Syrians against the DMC.

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abe
2018-02-16 00:37
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Turks or Kurds? I think it is the Turks because of the Russians. There is a deal in place, a complex deal and even though the SAA is saying things against the Turkish invasion it is just a the act. When it becomes obvious to the Kurds that the US have used them they will turn their backs on the US and work out a deal with the SAA. There will be no Kurdistan as long as the Russians are supporting the Turks who will not leave Idlib just like that. To get there many Kurds need to die first.

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2018-02-16 03:44
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You have not been paying attention. Kurds rejected earlier proposals for federation as a region but that was rejected and a lot of water has passed under the bridge. Kurds cast their lot for an alliance to dismember Syrian Proper, nothing less than declaring war by its actions.

All areas are to be in whole as the nations state of Syria, Kurds not found as enemies of the state will be granted Syrian citizenship, no special areas operating outside of National authority. No standing armies other than the Syrian armed forces and its alliances support.

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Stern Daler
2018-02-16 09:14
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That is the deal already it seems?

Flash
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2018-02-16 07:01

At this point, for Turkey, the most natural alliance is with SAA.
But Turkey is still doing some dumb stuff like supporting HTS.

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Daeshbags Sux
2018-02-16 05:37

SAA is doing just like with ISIS : they let the Turkish backed cockroaches slaughter the Kurds!
Syrian govt deserves Rojava independence, period!
We should consider giving them some of our retired Mirage-2000 : they’re kept under cocoon and are largely better than F-16 when it comes to air-Superiority!
Let’s build up Rojava Air-Force and say ???????? to the assoholes trying to genocide them and to others letting them dying in their hands!

Freedom to Kurds
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2018-02-16 06:39
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

As far as Kurdish independence goes one can but fully support that. If Israel is entitled to that land then the Kurds should have their land back too.
However, what they claim to be Rojava is not their land. Their traditional land is now mostly inside Turkey. Also Iraq and Iran.
Thus they can’t be supported in Afrin, east Syria etc.

jarekova
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2018-02-17 10:13
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you are funny