Russian troops deployed to Afrin as Turkey prepares massive assault

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 00 P.M.) – Up to 150 Russian troops have arrived at the northern Kurdish city of Afrin as the Turkish military declared full-scale military campaign against the Kurdish bastion.

The arrival of reinforcements was coincided with a visit paid by a number of Russian officers to the “Graveyard of Martyrs” which commemorates the Kurdish fighters killed during battles against the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo.

This comes as Turkey declared a new offensive against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria in order to connect its proxies in Aleppo and Idlib provinces.

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Russian has concluded an agreement with the Kurds to set up a military base in Afrin and train YPG fighters on anti-terror combat.

 



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