Italy has sent troops to Deir-ez-Zor province in eastern Syria to support the YPG/PKK terrorist group, according to local sources.
Troops have been dispatched around a week ago to areas occupied by the militia in the province near Iraqi border, the sources told Anadolu Agency, requesting anonymity due security fears.
According to the sources, the Italian soldiers arrived last week to the city of Al-Hasakah coming from Iraq before heading to Deir-ez-Zor.
Soldiers have been sent to the US military base in the oil-rich Al-Omar region, the sources said.
The Italian soldiers, whose number is unknown, include military advisors who supported US and French forces in anti-ISIS operations.
The soldiers have not participated to the moment in any military operations against ISIS.
ISIS has been besieged in two separated border areas near Iraqi border, particularly near Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Hasakah.