The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are going to send reinforcements in order to help Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces fighting the Turkish Army in the Afrin area. The SDF’s Syriac Military Council (MFS) officially announced that it will send its fighters to assist the YPG/YPJ in the area, the MFS’ media wing officially announced on January 29.
Breaking: #Syriac Military Council, MFS will send fighters to the #Afrin front in support of SDF-YPG/J to the defense of the region and populations against Turkey & allied forces. #Syria (more info & statement will follow) pic.twitter.com/Mc0pHpR7XU
— SyriacMilitaryMFS (@SyriacMFS) 29 January 2018
The further involvement of the SDF into the Kurdish-Turkish standoff in the Afrin area will impact negatively the already tense relations between Ankara and Washington.