US State Dept Spox John Kirby, answering a question re N.Aleppo via email, called on YPG “not to take advantage of a confused situation by seizing new territory” and also called on Turkey “to cease fires” from Turkish side of the border.
In an email, Spokesperson Kirby, when asked about the situation in N.Aleppo and Azaz, said US working to de-escalate tensions on all sides and “concerned about the situation north of Aleppo.”
Kirby, in his two paragraphs, first urged YPG and affliated forces not to seize new territory and then called on Turkey.
"We are concerned about the situation north of Aleppo and are working to de-escalate tensions on all sides. We have urged Syrian Kurdish and other forces affiliated with the YPG not to take advantage of a confused situation by seizing new territory.
We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fires. Turkey and the YPG share a serious threat of ISIL poised just to the east of the Azaz corridor. We continue to encourage all parties to focus on this common threat, which has not subsided, and to work towards a cessation of hostilities, as agreed in Munich."