Double-faced YPG forces deny agreement to allow Syrian troops into Afrin
The head of the US-backed YPG forces in the Afrin Canton, Bahjat ‘Abdo, stated on Wednesday that all reports of his organization agreeing to allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) into this region are false.
‘Abdo’s comments come just hours after a Kurdish official told Al-Mayadeen TV that an agreement had been reached by the YPG and Damascus to allow the Syrian Army into the Afrin Canton.
The Syrian Army currently has no presence inside Afrin and previous negotiations with the YPG have failed because of Damascus’ insistence that their security forces be allowed into this region.
While Damascus continues to allow the YPG forces to use the roads within their territories, they have not taken part in any battle involving the Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish forces.