On Tuesday, pro-Turkish militant groups announced start of a military operation against “Kurdistan Workers’ Party terrorists” (refering to the Kurdish YPG) in the Syrian province of Aleppo. The operation was dubbed the “Battle of the People of the Homeland”.
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Militants have already engaged YPG units near the imporatnt town of Tall Rifat. Some 7 YPG members were allegedly killed in the fighting.
So far, it is unclear if the militants are able to launch a major operation against the YPG in the area. However, if the statement appears to be true, this may impact the ongoing US-backed operation in the city of Raqqah. The YPG is a core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.