Quite frankly I can't say with certainty if anyone at all deployed to Afrin and if some person did deploy, who exactly they are.
What seems pretty certain is Syrian Army has NOT deployed to the area.
“Groups aligned to the Syrian army came to Afrin, but not in the quantity or capacity to stop the Turkish occupation,” YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud told Reuters. “The Syrian army must fulfil its duty... to protect Syria’s borders.”
I personally have serious questions regarding the very idea of loyalist militias being sent to Afrin. Waving a flag just doesn't cut it for me. A flag can be used like a prop. It can indicate loyalty or in the case of a false flag it can indicate deception.The YPG has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to send troops to the Afrin region in the northwest, and pro-Damascus militias arrived there late on Tuesday.Hundreds of those fighters have deployed on front lines in Afrin battling Turkish forces, Mahmoud said.
flashback Afrin False Flag ??
"But Assad did not send the army itself, a deployment that could have sparked a wider direct confrontation with the Syrian government if Turkey did not back down"
Ankara, a pro-Assad commander and Kurdish officials have all said recently that Russia intervened to stop Damascus sending the army to defend Afrin after reports of a deal with the Syrian Kurdish forces.Ankara (nom de guerre) a pro Assad Commander ? Odd name, no? For an alleged pro Assad/loyal to Syria commander?
While Russia is Assad’s strongest ally in the war, it is also working with Turkey, which backs rebel factions, to negotiate a wider settlement to the conflict.
Russia has made two offers to the Kurds in Afrin..
I've covered them both previously- One right before the Turkish operation began
And several months back in 2017- The YPG/PKK wanted nothing to do with either offer, both the times they were offered- This is why I have extreme difficulty believing the narrative presented via the 5 eyes media. That and the fact that it takes plenty of time and energy to sort the wheat from the media chaff.