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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:05 P.M) – The Syrian government has reached an agreement with Kurdish forces in northwest Syria to officially enter and defend the Afrin region, Kurdish media sources reported.

“SDF and the Syrian Army have reached an agreement whereby the government troops will enter Afrin tomorrow”, said Sheikho Bilo, an official from the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Unity Party (PYDKS).

“The agreement has been concluded to protect borders and of purely military nature”, he added.

Turkey along with its proxy armed factions launched a military campaign dubbed “Olive Branch” aimed at ‘Securing and liberating Afrin region from the terrorist Kurdish militia”.

With little to gain in the ground, the Turkish military targeted, with airstrikes, the infrastructure as well as several archeological sites in the Kurdish-held region.

A few days ago, the Syrian government accused Turkey of using toxic substances against the civilians. Turkey, in return, denied the claims.

The newly-reached agreement will most likely put the Syrian and Turkish-backed militants in direct confrontation.

 

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Unlikely, we are missing something.

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If, really IF, there is a deal between SDF and Assad, purely military, than that would be beneficial to both. Fighting together against a common enemy, that could build the trust now lacking between SDF and Assad. A trust that is needed before SDF and Assad can reach a wider agreement on the future of Syria. The two parties can create facts by coming to an for both acceptable deal and do not need any other party once they reach that deal. Together they can finish the islamists in a relatively short period, the more so if their agreement also… Read more »

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Wishful thinking remains wishful thinking. Fact is the US abondoned the Kurds in Afrin but not in any other areas they have invaded and occupied. So the Kurds of Afrin for convenience and necessity had to realign themselvs with the Syrian government for obvious reasons. But in other ares like Manjib and the Eastern shores of the Euphrates river it is the US invasion and occupation forces who control the Kurds and the situation on that front cannot but get worse. Only a full scale war of liberation against the US/Zionist invader and occupier of Syrian sovereign land can free… Read more »

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How is that beneficial? The SDF wants to cut Syria in 2 countries. I see only one way, Bend the knee or keep fighting.

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Hope the Turks realize that they have no excuse to fight against the SAA and must withdraw in accordance with international law.

But I assume the Turkish intentions are to conquer this part of Syria anyway. No matter whether occupied and defended by Kurds or SAA.

p.s. Erdogan already said he wants to create an Syrian anti Assad state populated by his Jihadi mercenaries and current Syrian refugees in Turkey along the border in a safe zone.

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REALITIY OF THE OTTOMAN INVASION: Confessions from a gang member taken prisoner in Afrin AFRIN Sunday, 18 Feb 2018, 00:20 A member of the militia established by the Turkish state, El Nuxbe, captured in Afrin, explains what he was promised with Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch”. The statements of a militia officer who was arrested in Afrin after getting injured in a battle with YPG/YPJ point once again to the real goal of the Turkish military invasion. As Ebdo Ehmed Îsmail explains to ANF, the Turkish state has promised its group that taking Afrin will enable the area between Jarabluz, Azaz… Read more »

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first of all we heard flip floping on this news many times now,but if it’s true then what were the specifics of the deal? it would mean much more resources to send troops there unless it’s because of the idlib offensive halt? in any case if it happens they can almost surround idlib from all sides but it would mean having to not only confront the turks and there proxies but to ground the turkish air force and set a no fly zone there as well,,that means we can expect to here some official warnings for ankara soon ,also this… Read more »

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It doesn’t make much sense. Syrian soldiers shouldn’t die for an independent Kurdistan. Kurds, Turks, Yanks, Jews, Saudi controlled jihadists – they all are the enemies of the Syrian state.

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Syrian army should enter to Golan first which area under the Israel’ occupied’ for years if you are strong enough go ahead ..