Russia had asked the Kurds in Afrin to allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to deploy in Afrin and Tal Rifat to stop the Turkish attack, Bahjat Abdo, Head of Defense Authority in Afrin and a commander of the Kurdish YPG militia said in an interview to the Kurdistan24 TV channel.
“Russians say if we allow the Syrian regime forces enter Afrin, they will stop the Turkish attacks,” Abdo said. “We drove the Syrian regime out of Afrin five years ago, and it is impossible to allow them back.”
Abdo also criticized Russia’s policy toward Afrin.
“Russians say they are supporting us when their forces enter Afrin, but unfortunately when the Russians entered Afrin, the Turkish attacks increased,” he said adding “Russians and Turks want to create more chaos and disturb people’s lives and forcibly displace them.”
Kurdish sources claimed that a new meeting between Russian representatives and Kurdish forces was held in Afrin to discuss the issue of the next Turkish Operation in the north of Aleppo or Idlib.
The sources claimed that the Kurds are still completely rejecting the idea of handing over the region to the Syrian government and the Syrian Arab Army.
The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Turkish forces bombed YPG positions in the east of Afrin and the vicinity of Tal Rifat again. Turkey is very serious about the Kurdish situation in northern Aleppo while the Kurds remain determined not to make any concessions to any other Syrian party including the Syrian opposition.