Syrian Army Republican Guard troops near the town of Jisreen in East Ghouta (Source: Syrian Army Republican Guard).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The military leader of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG), Siban Hamo, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Saturday that his organization is ready to work with the Syrian military to deter the Turkish Army incursion on the border.

“We are ready for joint action to deter Turkey,” the YPG commander told the Saudi-based publication, saying that Ankara “is seeking through all means to eliminate the gains made by the Kurds, has mobilized its troops on the border and bombed territories inside Syria.”

Hamo told the publication that the Russians are happy about this upcoming military operation because it will greatly impact the U.S. forces inside of northern Syria.

“The Russians are pleased with what is happening to disturb the US,” he continued.

While Hamo called on the Syrian military help protect the borders, he did say that they proposed something similar during Turkey’s attack on the Afrin region.

“In Afrin, they asked us to hand over the city before the Turkish attack, but we refused. Now they [Damascus] are watching. There is no initiative from Russia or Damascus,” he said.

The pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) eventually came to the aid of the YPG; however, it would prove to be too little, too late, as the Turkish-backed forces were able to impose their will on the Afrin region.

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Leon mc pilibin

Is this something kind of a joke.

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Stern Daler

But a cruel joke. The SAA can only defend areas that are handed over to the government. And the Kurdish forces have to join the NDF in the defence zones near Turkey.

In Afrin the Kurds handed over too little too late.
Thus the SDF betrayed the civilians in Afrin.

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So they want Syrian soldiers to die for their territory.

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If you don’t put down your weapons and give the land back to the government, then you have no right to ask for help and will be treated like any other militant carrying a weapon illegally.

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Nestor Arapa

Pensar que en defensa de Kobani se comparó con Stalingrado, ahora la soberbia de SDF a llevado a encontrarse en esta situación.
Tiene Razón Rusia y Turquía quiere enfrentar a EE.UU. sin importarles la opinión del gobierno Sirio.

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You made a deal with the devil (US), betrayed your brothers and sold your soul. All along knowing you were been used but your greed got the better of you. You made your bed and now you lay in it.