U.S.-ALLIED KURD MILITIA SAYS STRUCK SYRIA BASE DEAL WITH RUSSIA

U.S. SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IS FUNNELED TO AN ALLIANCE OF MILITIAS CALLED THE SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES, WHICH INCLUDES THE YPG.

RUSSIA DEPLOYED ITS AIR FORCE IN SYRIA IN 2015 IN SUPPORT OF SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD IN HIS WAR AGAINST INSURGENTS BATTLING TO UNSEAT HIM.

Helped by allied FSA groups, Turkey has been waging an offensive in northern Syria to stop the YPG creating a contiguous Kurdish territory along most of its border with Syria.
Russia deployed its air force in Syria in 2015 in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his war against insurgents battling to unseat him.
YPG control over swathes of northeastern Syria and the Afrin region of its northwest is of great concern to Turkey.

The Russian defense ministry, however, said it had no plans to open any new military bases in Syria; it said a branch of its "reconciliation center", that negotiates local truces between the warring sides in Syria, had been...

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