Middle East

Russian Forces Raise Flag above Major Kurdish Base in Northern Syria

The Russian forces have raised the Russian Federation standard above a major base held by Kurdish militias in Northern Aleppo province amid a recent visit to the region by a helicopter, video footages showed.

Video footage released by opposition media sources two days ago shows Russian forces raising the Russian flag above the Kurdish-held Menagh Air Base in Afrin region of Northern Aleppo province, the English-language Lebanon-based AMN reported.

In doing so, the Kurdish YPG flag which previously flew above the military airport was taken down.

The development came after Russian forces paid a visit to both Turkish and Kurdish authorities in Northern Aleppo.

The Russian, Turkish and Kurdish military heads are currently negotiating for the establishment of a de-escalation zone in the Afrin region that is aimed at ending hostilities between Turkey-led forces and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units.

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