BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Manbij countryside have positioned themselves around the western and northern flanks of the city in a bid to block the Turkish forces, a field source in Aleppo city told Al-Masdar News.

According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army has been conducting daily patrols from Al-Arimeh (western Manbij) to the town of Dadat (northern Manbij).

He would add that the Syrian Arab Army has no intention to enter Manbij as the city itself is currently protected by locals from the Manbij Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Despite some early reports in December claiming they entered Manbij, the Syrian Arab Army has yet to enter the city.

The primary purpose of the Syrian Arab Army’s presence around Manbij is to prevent the Turkish-backed rebels from taking the city.

Turkey had previously set its sights on Manbij in December, but they ultimately backed off following the U.S.’ continued presence inside the city.

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Karel Vd Geest

SAA defending syrian border, civilians against invading barbarians is the proper job for any army. Not fighting a civil war or oppress its own civilians, as so many armies do.

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Yup, they’re marking points… Especially after they let Kurds behind, facing jihadis of all sorts… alone…

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johnny was

this is nothing short of a nato invasion of kurdistan

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IF previous article is corrected it will be called Sunnistan. Ahmad Jarba, Al-Qaedan, wearing western clothes, called MEK brothers and he allegedly lied about his law degree credentials. Interesting Peshmerga and YPG would align with this cad as MEK killed many Kurds in Iraq. Kurds must be stupid to believe US was not involved in the 1988 Gas attack. Released classified documents suggest they chose the targets. Kurds of Iraq and Syria backed the US and now they will reap what they sow. Still YPG Commies knew Saudis funded AL-Qaeda and ISIS, but they hooked up with this Sheik, unbelievable.… Read more »

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Can you tell me where Zarqawi (ISIS founder) hid before entering Iraq? Wasn’t it Iran? Yes it was! Mhhhhh, didn’t Ossama been trained by Mugniyeh (Hezb late chief-terrorist) in Sudan? Didn’t al-Zawahiri and Hamza bin-Laden hid in Iran for a while before their presence became too hot then they were moved to Yemen? – MEK? Oh, yeah, they long time teamed with Khomeini and guess what? He did the same to them Erdogan did to Gullenists : Once Khomeini had firm grip on the power he confiscated to Iranians with his coup, he started to eliminate the MEK , which… Read more »

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I will tell you this. John Bolton was a speaker at MEK rallies, whipping up the crowds. Photos of the Sheik Jarbo with Mek leaders. All verifiable. Saddam gassed the Kurds, planes were used. All verifiable. Reagan administration picked the targets, read documents and feel free to come to your own conclusions.

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Nestor Arapa

Hay rumores de alianza entre EE.UU. y Turquía sobre el llamado zona de seguridad sin opinión de los residentes.
Urge la alianza entre SDF y el gobierno Sirio para frenar la invasión Turca…

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Well, funny like Trump is, USA could end befriending Assad!
When you manage to befriend Kim Jong Un, anything is possible.