A large convoy of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) was spotted in the city Afrin overnight on February 6.
The convoy reportedly consisted of over 100 vehicles, including buses. According to various sources, the total number of YPG/YBS fighters in the convoy was between 1,500 and 5,000. This force will definitely participate in the ongoing clashes between the YPG and the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF).
According to reports, the convoy had reached Afrin from the Kurdish-held area in northeastern Syria and northwestern Iraq through the government-held area east of Aleppo.
Some sources link this development with the Russian Su-25 shootdown, which took place in the province of Idlib on February 3. The incident launch allegedly triggered the decision to allow this.
Photos of the convoy: