ROJAVA — Disputes between US and Turkey over the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) role led to postponing the recapturing of a city in Syria.
Minbach city in Aleppo province in the Syrian Kurdistan [Rojava] is currently under the control of IS militants and Syrian Democratic Forces are attempting to recapture it.
YPG is the main and most effective component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), but Turkey is insisting on decreasing the role of YPG in the forces and increase the number of Arabs and Turkmens in the forces instead.
Turkey's constant pressure for downsizing the number and the role of YPG in SDF resulted in the delay of recapturing the city of Minbach while the forces are ready to attack the city.
The US-backed opposition forces of SDF, in which YPG is the principal element, was established by USA to control the IS capital city of Raqqa.
Turkey deems YPG as a terrorist organisation and is standing against its advance into further territories in north-west of Syria.