MESOPOTAMIA NEWS „RELIABLE SOURCES“ : STATEMENTS ON AFRIN FOLLOW UP BY PRO PYD & CONTRA PYD KURDISH OFFICIALS – WASHINGTON POST 19 March 2018
A senior Kurdish official from Afrin, Hevi Mustafa, said Sunday that Kurds there “face catastrophic challenges.”In a telephone interview from outside the city, she said the YPG withdrew “to begin a new stage of resistance.”“Our military forces will continue to fight,” she said. “But there are large numbers of civilians in need of urgent help.”
Another Kurdish official, Othman Sheikh Issa, said Kurdish fighters would resort to guerrilla warfare to target Turkish troops and their proxies.
We are urging the Turkish army and FSA to have no military presence in the city” as locals seek to rebuild, a Kurdish official from the Syrian city of Hasakah said in an interview Sunday. Abdel Aziz Timo, who heads a Syrian Kurdish coalition opposed to the YPG, said Turkey should rein in abuses by the FSA.
“There are some members who want to take revenge against the YPG,” he said in an interview in Gaziantep. “The first thing they need to do is bring security and stability.” More via www.mesop.de