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YPG Fighters Leave Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsoud Neighborhood – Reports


Fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have started to leave Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of Aleppo city.

YPG Fighters Leave Aleppo's Sheikh Maqsoud Neighborhood – Reports

Kurdish YPG figters (Photo: flickr.com / Kurdishstruggle)

On Monday, fighters of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) started to leave Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo, moving in the direction of the northern Aleppo’s countryside, the Ara News press agency reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source close to the YPG.

According to the agency’s source, about 50 YPG fighters have already left the neighborhood and headed towards the northern countryside of Aleppo in order to take part in the fighting against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group there.

Meanwhile, social networks’ activists reported that YPG units from Sheikh Maqsoud are currently heading into Afrin, one of the four cantons of Rojava, a de-facto autonomous Kurdish region, established in Syria and controlled by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Earlier, it was reported that the Syrian government gave the YPG time to vacate Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of Aleppo until the end of December. Though, this information still has not been officially confirmed by the YPG or the Syrian government, the last development indicates that these rumors likely turned out to be true.



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