During the last two weeks, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) deployed more than 1,300 fighters in the government-held areas of the northern governorate of Aleppo, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported on August 12.
According to the State-run news agency, these fighters will participate in an upcoming attack of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies on the remaining positions of the militants around the city of Aleppo.
Last month, Aldar Khalil, co-president of the executive body of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), said that Kurdish forces are ready to participate in any military operation of the SAA in northern Syria if this brings them closer to retaking the Kurdish area of Afrin, which is located in the northern Aleppo countryside.
The Anadolu Agency didn’t present any evidence to support its claims. However, there is a good chance that Kurdish forces may participate in any operation of the SAA to liberate the towns of Hayyan, Haritan and Anadan north of the city of Aleppo.
Such operation will not only secure the government-held areas of Aleppo, but also the few remaining stronghold of the YPG in the northern countryside of the governorate.