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Syria: Pro-Syrian govt demo in Afrin's Freedom Sq after militias arrive00:42

Syria: Pro-Syrian govt demo in Afrin's Freedom Sq after militias arrive

Syrian Arab Republic, Afrin
February 22, 2018 at 11:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

A pro-Syrian government rally took place in the centre of Afrin on Thursday, as pro-Syrian government militia arrived to the area.

Citizens came out to the northern Syrian town’s Freedom Square to celebrate the arrival of forces loyal to the Assad regime. Some could be seen waving the Syrian flag and holding portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Forces loyal to the Assad government recently agreed a deal to help the People’s Protection Units (YPG) defend the Kurdish enclave of Afrin against a Turkish offensive, known as ‘Operation Olive Branch’.

Ankara has warned of a serious military response if Syrian forces arrived in the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to “lay siege to Afrin city” during a recent address in parliament.

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Este jueves tuvo lugar una manifestación a favor del gobierno sirio en el centro de Afrín, tras la llegada de las milicias gubernamentales sirias al área fruto de un acuerdo con las Unidades de Protección Popular kurdas (YPG).

Muchos residentes locales se reunieron en la plaza principal de Afrín para recibir a los combatientes del Gobierno sirio, con algunos de ellos portando retratos del presidente sirio Bashar al Assad.

Las fuerzas leales al gobierno de Assad han logrado un acuerdo recientemente para ayudar a las YPG a defender el enclave kurdo de Afrín contra la ofensiva turca, conocida como “Operación Rama de Olivo”.

Ankara ha advertido de una severa respuesta militar si las fuerzas sirias llegan a la región. El presidente turco Recep Tayyip Erdogan prometió "sitiar la ciudad de Afrín" durante un reciente discurso en el parlamento.

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A pro-Syrian government rally took place in the centre of Afrin on Thursday, as pro-Syrian government militia arrived to the area.

Citizens came out to the northern Syrian town’s Freedom Square to celebrate the arrival of forces loyal to the Assad regime. Some could be seen waving the Syrian flag and holding portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Forces loyal to the Assad government recently agreed a deal to help the People’s Protection Units (YPG) defend the Kurdish enclave of Afrin against a Turkish offensive, known as ‘Operation Olive Branch’.

Ankara has warned of a serious military response if Syrian forces arrived in the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to “lay siege to Afrin city” during a recent address in parliament.

*MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW*

Este jueves tuvo lugar una manifestación a favor del gobierno sirio en el centro de Afrín, tras la llegada de las milicias gubernamentales sirias al área fruto de un acuerdo con las Unidades de Protección Popular kurdas (YPG).

Muchos residentes locales se reunieron en la plaza principal de Afrín para recibir a los combatientes del Gobierno sirio, con algunos de ellos portando retratos del presidente sirio Bashar al Assad.

Las fuerzas leales al gobierno de Assad han logrado un acuerdo recientemente para ayudar a las YPG a defender el enclave kurdo de Afrín contra la ofensiva turca, conocida como “Operación Rama de Olivo”.

Ankara ha advertido de una severa respuesta militar si las fuerzas sirias llegan a la región. El presidente turco Recep Tayyip Erdogan prometió "sitiar la ciudad de Afrín" durante un reciente discurso en el parlamento.

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