Syria Confirms It Will Send Pro-Regime Forces To The Afrin Region To Assist The Kurds In Stopping A Turkish Offensive



Reuters: Pro-Assad militias to enter Syria's Afrin: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region, Syrian media reported on Monday, after a Kurdish official said a deal had been struck with the Syrian army to help Kurdish forces end a Turkish offensive.

Turkey said it would welcome any move by Damascus into Afrin to get rid of the YPG Kurdish militia, but if Syrian troops were entering to protect the Kurdish fighters, then the Turkish assault would go on.

A second Syrian Kurdish official said no pro-government military forces were arriving in Afrin on Monday. While the deal was supposed to have been announced formally on Monday, the source said, external pressure might prevent it going ahead.

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WNU Editor: I suspect that the Syrian government is now under a lot of pressure from the Turks to not deploy any forces. My prediction is that Syria will deploy their forces .... and the next question will then be .... will Turkey attack these pro-Syrian government militias?

More News On Reports That Syria Will Be Sending Pro-Regime Forces To The Afrin Region To Assist The Kurds In Stopping A Turkish Offensive

Pro-regime forces to enter Syria's Afrin 'within hours': state media -- AFP
Afrin: Syria 'sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey' -- BBC
Syrian army to help Kurdish forces repel Turkish offensive in Afrin: reports -- DW
Syria pro-govt forces to enter Afrin ‘within hours’ amid Turkish military op – state media -- RT
'Syrian forces to back YPG' in fight against Turkey -- Al Jazeera
Syrian Forces to Back Kurds Against Turkey -- Bloomberg

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