US forces have been increasing activity at the Turkish-Syrian border, Reuters reported citing a People’s Protection Units (YPG) military commander.
According to Sharvan Kobani, US forces are going to start a monitoring of the situation on the border after Turkish cross-border fire and airstrikes on Kurdish militias in northern Syria. However, the article emphasized that the monitoring had not been started yet.
US troops moving to the border between Turkey and YPG held areas in order to stop Turkish aggression. pic.twitter.com/XBLqMY1CS8
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Meanwhile, pro-Kurdish sources argued that the monitoring has already started and US troops are patrooling the Kurdish-held areas bordering with Turkey.
Reports from locals appear that US forces could be seen along the whole border from Qamishlo to Kobane. If confirmed, US troops will become a buffer force that should prevent Ankara from combating Kurdish militias in Syria. Turrkey describes the YPG as a terrorist group, a branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).