A press office of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has released an interesting video about plans of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over
The video shows an SDF commander claiming that the SDF “reached the industrial area” as well as “taken the electricity company and sugar factory”. According to the commander, the SDF was in about 6km from the Euphrates and was going to reach the river despite “airstrikes” from Syrian or Russian forces.
“It’s true, Russia targeted our forces, but this isn’t something that will scare or stop us. We are a military force and however much the state targets us we will reply in kind. The regime wants to intervent and stop us from progressing here. Whomever targets us we will target them. Whether it’s the Syrian regime or Russia, it doesn’t matter,” he said.
According to YPG Press Office, the video was recorded on September 17 following the alleged Russian airstrike on some position north of Deir Ezzor, near SDF units. [The Russian military rejected the claims that it had bombed the SDF]
However, by September 19, the SDF still has not reached the Euphrates.
It’s also interesting to note that a major part of video statements of the SDF is released via YPG Press Office. This fact shows that the YPG and YPG-linked bodies remain a key powerbroker in the SDF.