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Clashes between Islamic factions and YPG in northern countryside of Aleppo

Clashes between Islamic factions and YPG in northern countryside of Aleppo
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Aleppo (Syria News) Clashes broke out between People’s Protection Units and the rebel and Islamic factions, on the outskirts of Marea Town, in the northern countryside of Aleppo, but no casualties were reported.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the U.S. failed to drive all of the YPG forces out the city of Manbij, in northeast Aleppo, Al Masdar News reported.

Also, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Stef Blok, said that links between the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organizations were acknowledged, through several reports that prove the YPG has committed human rights violations.

It is noteworthy that the People’s Protection Units is a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria which was formed in 2004 as the armed wing of the Kurdish leftist Democratic Union Party, and it also includes Arabs, foreign volunteers.

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