Kurdish forces mobilize against threats around Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo

ANF – YPG (People’s Defense Forces) Aleppo Command has released a written statement regarding the recently enhanced provocative attempts and efforts of Al-Nusra, Ahrar Es-Sham and other gang groups to siege the Sheikh Maqsoud (Şêxmeqsûd) neighborhood.

The statement reported that some armed groups guided by external powers and led by Al-Nusra, Ahrar Es-Sham and groups affiliated to the Turkish state -Sultan Murad Battalions in the first place- have surrounded the Şêxmeqsûd neighborhood in recent days.

“Against the threats, YPG Command will act together with Jabhat Al-Shamiya in order to protect the local people and civilians, and defend all peoples in the region”, the statement underlined.

YPG Aleppo Command vowed to protect the people of Şêxmeqsud as they had promised, adding; “We will defend the neighborhood and allow no groups inside to the last fighter and soldier.”