YPG Aleppo Commander Fırat Xelil made a statement about the recent developments.
YPG Aleppo Commander Fırat Xelil made the following statement about the deployment of Syrian regime forces in eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo;
“As YPG and YPJ forces in Aleppo, we have acted with the awareness of our responsibility since the first day of the attacks against Afrin. We have taken our place in the Resistance of the Age against the attacks of the invading Turkish state. Due to the silence of all world powers on the barbaric attacks, all the YPG and YPJ forces in Aleppo went to Afrin and participated in the defense. For this reason, the neighborhoods east of Aleppo have come under the control of regime forces.”