On February 17, the YPG’s media adviser Rezan Hido denied that the Damascus government and the YPG had reached an agreement regarding the deployment of the Syrian Army in the Afrin area, according to Khaled Iskef, a correspondent of the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV.
However, Hido confirmed that negotiations between Damascus and the YPG are underway. He said that the YPG will officially announce any deal the two sides reach.
“The YPG accepts all the options except the Turkish occupation, which targets the infrastructure and monuments in response to its military defeat,” Hido said, according to Khaled Iskef.
Al-Mayadeen TV reported on February 15 that the Damascus government and the YPG had reached an agreement. Moreover, the correspondent of the Lebanese TV station said on February 16 that the SAA is preparing to enter the Afrin area.
Meanwhile, Syrian opposition sources said that the Damascus government and the YPG had indeed agreed on many points during the ongoing negotiations. However, the two sides are yet to agree on other matters, including the YPG’s heavy weapons and ammo depots as well as imposing the mandatory military service law in Afrin.
The Damascus government and the YPG may reach an agreement in the upcoming days, as both sides appear to be committed to solve the Afrin crisis through joint work this time.