On Sunday morning, the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) responded to the recent aggression from the Syrian Al-Qaeda faction “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and their allies inside the Sheikh Maqsoud District of Aleppo City by obstructing the aforementioned Islamist group’s main supply route on the Castillo Highway to the provincial capital.

Over the weekend, the Kurdish resistance force came under attack by the Islamist rebel groups of Jabhat Al-Nusra, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki inside the Sheikh Maqsoud Distict in what seems to be an attempt by the Jihadist factions to display their frustration with the YPG over protests and their unwillingness to collude with their forces.

The YPG did not sit idly; instead, they launched a powerful attack on the Islamist rebel fighters entrenched along the strategic Castillo Highway that travels through the Sheikh Maqsoud District of Aleppo City; this assault prompted the militants of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Nusra, and Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki to withdrawal north towards Tal Oweija.

If the Islamist rebel groups cannot recapture or implement a ceasefire over the territory they lost along the Castillo Highway, they will find themselves in a world of trouble inside the provincial capital, as the Syrian Armed Forces have recently deployed over 2,000 soldiers to Aleppo City.

This is not the first time the Islamist rebels have displayed aggression towards the YPG; however, they have been repeatedly beaten back by the aforementioneded Kurdish militia after a brief engagement.

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Karel Vd Geest
Karel Vd Geest
2015-09-28 07:18

Maybe it is time to connect Aleppo and Afrin?

Turkey cannot complain as it is outside of the so called safe zone.

Inez Deborah Emilia Altar
Inez Deborah Emilia Altar
2016-01-03 18:16

The West should never have allowed Turkey to bomb People´s Protection Force YPG with its antiquity vigorous Indo-European and my heroic Western volunteers together with reformed at my suggestion Turkic Chinese and Ta-ta in the hands of Communist Kurds please the YPG need field guns with rounds some 100 field guns with 30 rounds and plus with transport carriages wonder if someone can donate against mass beheading of Muslim cadets in the thousands for which IS is guilty