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It’s been almost a month since the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

The Syrian army should take the main responsibility for the defense of Afrin against a Turkish invasion, the commander of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia Sipan Hemo told Al-Mayadeen TV on Monday.

General Hemo urged Damascus to “immediately send in reinforcements to the border region with Turkey.”

“There is a great deal of coordination between YPG fighters and the Syrian military,” Hemo said.

According to the pan-Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, Syrian Army checkpoints deployed west of Aleppo are letting through food, fuel and staples for the 1.5 million residents of Afrin.

Kurdish volunteers from Sheikh Maqsood, Kobani and other places are reportedly making their way to Afrin where YPG units have been holding out against the advancing forces of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by Turkish tanks, artillery and aviation.
Several Turkish tanks have been taken out, a warplane and drone shot down and 185 FSA fighters, including several field commanders, killed.

The Turkish forces have lost 27 officers and enlisted men and 148 YPG fighters have also been killed.

According to Ankara, in three weeks of fighting the Turkish forces and their allies have killed 1,369 “terrorists.”

The Turkish military launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20, against Kurdish YPG forces which Ankara believes have links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), outlawed in Turkey. Damascus has condemned the operation as “treacherous aggression” and an assault on the country’s sovereignty.

Russia, meanwhile, has urged all parties to exercise restraint, and called for the warring sides to respect Syria’s territorial integrity.

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Source: Sputnik

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6 Comments on "‘Send reinforcements!’: Kurdish commander urges Damascus to help defend Afrin"

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Killing SAA in Deir Ezzor and fighting together in Afrin? And what about the syrian pilot, who is still in Kurds hand?

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What about rejoining Syria before demanding protection from Syria?

Currently, Afrin is a meat grinder for both FSA and SDF terrorists.

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You are right my friend but dont forget that in Afrin lives thousand of Syria’s people and now bomb by Turkish terrorist,If Assad didnt’d ‘love’ YPG must defend his people!

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Yes. They first have have to grant the Syrian government its rights as Federal central government all over Kurdish Syria.

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Yes, the Syrians should race to their rescue…Oh, wait, the Kurds did not allow the Syrian military to enter here, did they? Their bad. In the east, PMU saved 11 SDF fighters from certain death, but do we hear anything from the Kurds as to joining with the SAA? No. Call on your saviours, the US. HAHAHA. When you dummies finally realize where your future lays, give the SAA another call.

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FUNNY PUPPETS OF THE U.S.A REGIME, WHY UNITED TERRORISTS OF AMERICA NO DEFEND HIS MERCENARIES ? HAHAHAH ONLY WHEN KURDS NEED HELP THEY SAY THE SYRIAN GOBERMENT IS A FRIEND ? HAHAHA