Kurdish Forces To Hand Over Tell Rifaat Town To Syrian Army – Media

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Kurdish Forces To Hand Over Tell Rifaat Town To Syrian Army – Media

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On February 22, an unnamed Syrian security force told the Russian news outlet Sputnik that the Damascus government and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had agreed on the transfer of control over the town of Tell Rifaat in the province of Aleppo to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

“An agreement has been reached to pass control of the town of Tell Rifaat in Aleppo province from YPG units to the Syrian army. The Syrian army will enter the town within a few hours,” the security source told Sputnik.

Sputnik’s report was supported by several Syrian pro-government activists. They said that a unit of the SAA had already entered Tell Rifaat. However, the YPG is yet to confirm or deny these reports.

Earlier, Syrian pro-government sources reported that the SAA had entered the area controlled by the YPG in the city of Aleppo, including the neighborhoods of Sheikh Maqsoud, Hellok, Bustan Al-Basha, Baidayn and Sheikh Khidr under an agreement between the Damascus government and the YPG.

Governemnt forces also deployed more units and a group of officers in Afrin area on 22. This indicates that the ongoing negotiation between the Damascus government and the YPG is currently witnessing a progress.

However, observers believe that this progress will not be reflected in the areas held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern and eastern Syria, as the US directly controls the situation there.

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  • PZIVJ

    Tell Rifatt, this makes sense, is on entry road to Afrin close to SAA lines.

    • jorge

      It´s the city also called Tall Rifaat, no? Only 10 km south of Azaaz?

      • Patrick Jann

        Yes. I think when translating arab into english you can write it either way

      • jason sixx

        Yes

  • leon mc pilibin

    The tide is turning against the zionist jewSA.The people are demanding their government to be back in control,,not american zionists.

  • Michał Hunicz

    Nice to see a new line showing donates.

    • velociraptor

      where?

  • velociraptor

    Interesting.

    I remember, during 1st large Aleppo offensive, when were united several isolated SAA islands in noth Aleppo, the biggo bosso of kurdos told: we will attack SAA, if enter tall rifat. we will attack SAA, if enter al bab. Kurds = little dog, big barking.

  • Serious

    So, get back to 2011. All these people are dead, wounded, displaced, home destroyed, … for absolutely nothing. Just because they don’t understand and that some westeners like to kill people to try to treat their insecure and psychotic temper.

  • Mountains

    Another fake sources from desparate YPG ranks… Nothing literally happens on this front without TURKEY approving or disapproving all these reports are false without TURKEY approval

  • israel first murica last

    Easy targets for turkey

  • Xanatos

    As this news spreads, the pressure grows for the US to help Kurds too. The U.S. helped Kurds take these territories from ISIS. U.S. doesn’t like seeing these territories handed back to Syria without a fight.

    • Serious

      Afrin was never hold by ISIS.

      • Merijn

        They are hidin’ themselvesss….you know where them is hidin’….. ssssttttt it’s our little secret……

      • Xanatos

        Never claimed they did. This is about tell rifaat.

    • Merijn

      ISIS is still hidin’ there…..

  • velociraptor
    • χρηστος

      lets wait and see what the Russians will do…..Turks wont resist the temptation of air bombardment….

  • gustavo

    Kurds must return all land taken to their real owners (Syria), and to accept to be govern by Syria law or in agreement with Syria government.

  • χρηστος

    the Kurds are in panic mode…they have lost 1000s of precious fighters…realised that this is the only way to go?cooperation with Syrian Government?lets wait and see.

    • Joe Dokes

      1000s? There were only a few thousand to begin with. If they lost that many Erdogan could just walk into Afrin.

      • χρηστος

        well 1800+ kurds its not a cost they can afford…how many fighters do you think they have?

        • Joe Dokes

          There were 3k at the start of the operation and another 1k reinforced it. Assad forces are an extra 800. They could have been defeated by now if stupid TAF generals had shut down the Aleppo road.

          • χρηστος

            but they fight very efficiently….they have given enough casualtis to the butchers of FSA

          • Joe Dokes

            Yesterday in the village of Umra they slaughtered FSA by the dozens and launched ATGM attacks in two other districts for a total of 45 kills.

          • χρηστος

            really didnt read about that…….any reliable source to suggest?

  • jason sixx

    Tell rifaat and small part of aleppo in exchange is meeeeh. I would ask for parts of hasakah and half of omar oil fields