Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria urge mobilisation
Reuters, Tuesday 23 Jan 2018

The Kurdish-led administration of northeastSyriacalled on Tuesday for mass mobilisation in defence ofSyria's Afrin region against a Turkish military offensive.

"We call on all our people to defend Afrin and its pride, and contribute in all the related activities," it said in a statement without elaborating.Syrian Kurdish forces and their allies have set up three autonomous cantons, including Afrin in the northwest, since the start of theSyrian conflict.