A spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Talal Silo, has reportedly defected to Turkish-backed forces operating in northern Syria. According to reports, Silo fled from the SDF to the territory seized by Turkey and its proxies during the Operation Euphrates Shield: the Al-Bab-Jarabulus-Azaz triangle.
Pics showing Turkish mukhabarat at area where Talal Silo reportedly reached pic.twitter.com/DOuWFUWLlx
— Hassan Ridha (@sayed_ridha) 15 November 2017
Former YPG spokesman Redur Halil allegedly replaced Silo as a new spokesman for the SDF.
This is not the first time when such rummors appear online. So, without an official confirmation from the SDF, this could be described as a part of the ongoing Turkish-led media campaign against the Kurdish-dominated group in Syria.