AFRIN, Syria – Despite the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) being decimated by the Turkish military and their Syrian jihadist proxies, with their coalition being dubbed Olive Branch, a fighter for the Kurdish militia has gone on record to state that “We’d rather die than hand Afrin over to the traitorous Russians.”
To date, the Olive Branch forces have captured at least 75% of Afrin in less than two months of combat. A map and full details can be found here.
The YPG believe that Russia gave Turkey the green light to take on the YPG in Afrin region in the northwest of Syria. However, as usual, the YPG, their media and their supporters have shown zero criticism to the US who are the paymasters of the Kurdish militia and are direct NATO-allies with Turkey.
This strange behavior is an attempt for the YPG to distract from the fact that their failures in Afrin are because they decided not to accept Syrian Army help believing they could take on the Turkish-led forces on their own and maybe even receive air cover from the US.
This gross miscalculation has seen thousands of Kurds flee to government-held areas of Syria, despite the YPG saying they would never cooperate with the Russians. This effectively demonstrates that the YPG would rather serve US interests then the interests of their own civilians.