BREAKING: Assyrian militia announces it will join Kurdish YPG to fight Turkish-led forces in Syria’s Afrin

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January 28, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

HASAKEH, Syria – An Assyrian militia based in Hasakeh in northeast Syria has announced on its official twitter page that it will join the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northeast canton of Afrin to fight against the Turkish-led invasion.

#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,” they announced on their Twitter earlier today.

The Syriac Military Council were established in January 2013 to protect the Assyrian minority in Syria and has been aligned to the YPG ever since.

The Syriac Military Council will be sending its fighters for the first time to a part of Syria that has no Assyrian minority.

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