BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Foreign fighters from the United States, Canada and Europe are arriving in Syria’s Afrin region to fight alongside Kurdish forces against the Turkish Army and militant groups allied to it.
Ranks of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units based in the Syrian region of Afrin (Aleppo province) have received a boost recently with the arrival of experienced North American and European volunteer fighters.
Almost all of the foreign volunteers have combat experience, having fought alongside Kurdish forces in major battles against ISIS throughout Raqqa and Deir Ezzor provinces.
In a recent video, the volunteers vowed to fight Turkish ‘terrorists’ to the death, stating that they would not remain silent whilst territories saved from ISIS were being ‘invaded.’
One week ago, the Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army-linked militias under its command launched an offensive operation against Kurdish-held Afrin with tanks, warplanes and well-over 10,000 troops and insurgent fighters.