US MIGHT CUT THE AID TO KURDISH UNITS IN AFRIN




Şimal Çınar –TDO- According to the report of the state-run Anadolu Agency, the Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway told that if YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Units) decides to stop its fight against ISIS and support Kurdish forces in Afrin, US would no longer consider the units as  coalition partners and stop the aid that is given. Rankine-Galloway also emphasized that US does not issue specific orders to Syrian Democratic Forces but rather provide assistance and training to the forces that fight with ISIS in general and thus US might stop supplying material to the forces that employ it for purposes other than battling ISIS.

Turkey’s offensive against the Kurdish forces in Afrin which was launched on January 20 had caused tensions between US and Turkey before. The offensive which, according to the statement of Turkey is being conducted under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, have neutralized 260 members of Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), YPG and ISIS and caused 3 dead and one injured on the Turkish side.