Russia Setting Up Military Base In YPG-Held Area Of Afrin Canton In Northwestern Syria



Russian military servicemen are in the YPG-held Afrin area

Russia is setting up a military base in the Afrin canton area controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northwestern Syria.

The base will reportedly be located at the village of Qatmah. Russian military servicemen have already arrived the area with armoured vehicles, trucks and troop carriers.

The agreement on establishing the base was condcluded on Sunday, Reuters reported citing YPG spokesman Redur Xelil.

Redur Xelil’s statement on the issue in English:

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Russian military advisors will allegedly train YPG fighters. Moscow and the YPG will also cooperate on “combating terrorism” in the region.

The creation of the Russian military base will also contribute to further improvement of the relations between Kurdish military political entities and the Syrian government.

More photos of Russian military servicemen in the area of Afrin in northern Syria:

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  • Trustin Judeau

    Great news.This ends the rebel plan to take Efrin and put Aleppo in great danger

  • Trustin Judeau

    And ES as I said is one big pocket –

    • DJ Double D

      But what is Turkey doing in Syria? Who invited them? Assad never Did!I hope that They will go at some point.

  • Trustin Judeau

    Well the Russian MoD denies.

    • PZIVJ1943

      AMN states a Russian reconciliation center will be set up near the front lines to help maintain the peace. It’s the end result that counts. FSA dogs should mind they own business.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    russia already denied

    • Trustin Judeau

      They have forces there but no official base.And if they have in future they wont announce it like USA.They already have in Northern Syria but no official

      • DJ Double D

        Yes, I agree. The Russians have completely different mentality from the US. The US always vocal in everything, the Russians calm and keep things to themselves. But where in Northern Syria do you suspect they have base?

        • Bill Wilson

          Jeezus! The article sez where Ivan is erecting buildings.

  • Jasminko Grdic

    Turkey should move bqck and give SAA ALBab and Quabasin …they can have ES/FSA forces to accept Green Buses and transfer to Turkey until IS is not cleaned from Syria.