The Syrian army has entered the neighbourhoods of the city of Aleppo controlled by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.
The army entered the districts in the northeastern part of the city after the YPG agreed to transfer control over the neighbourhoods to the Syrian army. The witness in the city said government forces and workers for state institutions had entered the al-Halak, Bani Zaid and Bustan al-Basha neighbourhoods in Aleppo.
YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud denied that any government forces or institutions had gone into the zone under their control.
The news comes amid reports that Syrian government and YPG reached a deal to be on one side against the Turkish government in Syrian northern district of Afrin. According to various sources, however, the sides failed to agree on deployment of Syrian government forces in Afrin, while a YPG spokesman told the Rudaw broadcaster that there were no deals between the government and the YPG.
The city of Aleppo was one of the main battlegrounds of the war in Syria between the government forces and numerous terrorist groups. On December 21, 2016, the Syrian army liberated Aleppo. YPG was controlling part of neighbourhoods in the city since then.