Syrian Kurds Say Russia To Build Base In Afrin

March 20, 2017, Written by

Russia Denies New Base Being Built In Theater, But Admits Presence





Syrian Kurds Say Russia Setting Up Base In Afrin

Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in agreement with the Syrian-Kurdish YPG armed group that controls the area and will train fighters, a YPG spokesman said on Monday.

The agreement with Russia was concluded on Sunday and Russian troops have already arrived at the village of Kafr Jina, in the northwestern region of Afrin, with troop carriers and armoured vehicles, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil told Reuters news agency…

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