BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – Turkey is actively seeking to have the Russian military kick out the Kurdish-led YPG forces from the northern Aleppo town of Tal Rifa’at, a source in Aleppo told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.

According to the source in Aleppo, Turkey has repeatedly asked the Russians to demand the YPG leave Tal Rifa’at in order to return the town to the Arab inhabitants.

Tal Rifa’at was an important buffer-zone for the YPG forces near the Afrin region prior to their loss of the latter; it is now one of the last areas they control in northern Aleppo.

Turkey has indicated that they are not going to pursue a military operation in Tal Rifa’at; however, this could change if the YPG  continues to maintain a presence near the Turkish border.

 

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Nestor Arapa

Que verguenza, ahora el terrorista Erdogan ordena al gobierno Ruso.

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George King

Maybe, could be he wants partners to share in the heat against Empire, partner testing partner?

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Testing: yes.
Against whom: most probably just playing double cross and seeing who’s naïve enough to swallow the bait.

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Amos Yee

The Afrin region could have been under the SAA control at present had the Russians and SAA disarmed the Kurds and have put them under the SAA command. This is now consistent with the Turkish demand. At the beginning of the Turkis operation I’ve said it so. I cannot believe sometimes the shortsightedness of some people.