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Syria: The Islamic State Sees an Opportunity

Jan 26, 2018 | 17:11 GMT

As Turkey ramps up its military campaign against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Syrian region of Afrin, the YPG has rushed to reinforce their defenses in the area. Credible reports have described forces -- including foreign fighters -- streaming into the mountainous Afrin region from other areas controlled by the YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the YPG belongs to. As the battle in the mountains grinds on, the YPG will continue to dedicate reinforcements, resources and focus to it....

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