The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are “looking at the possibility of sending more military forces to Afrin,” according to the SDF’s spokesman Kino Gabriel.
The spokesman also called on the international community to take measures to end the Turkish operation against Kurdish militias in the area.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) launched a military opeartion in Afrin on January 20. Since then, the TAF and its allies from the Free Syrian Army had made a seires of advances and captured multiple positions from YPG/YPJ. Ankara sees YPG and YPJ as terrorist groups linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that is involved in an active insurgency campaign against the Turkish state.
The Kurdish-dominated SDF [YPG and YPJ are its core] see the Turkish operation in Afrin as a direct threat to its separatist intentions. This is why the group sent reinforcements to Afrin area ahead of the start of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch.