BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The U.S. military has reportedly sent more weapons to the city of Manbij in the northeastern region of Aleppo, local journalists reported via social media this weekend.
According to local journalist Mohammed Hassan, the U.S. sent a weapons convoy to Manbij via the international highway that links the northern Syria provinces of Al-Raqqa, Aleppo, and Al-Hasakah.
— MOHAMMED HASSAN (@MHJournalist) January 11, 2019
Despite the withdrawal of some military equipment on Friday, the U.S. Coalition remains active across several fronts in both northern and eastern Syria.
While Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch a new operation east of the Euphrates, their plans have been obstructed due to the large presence of U.S. troops along the border.
The U.S. military will not likely leave Syria for quite a while, which will put a damper on Turkey’s plans because this slow Coalition withdrawal will allow the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in east Deir Ezzor and later redeploy their troops to the northern part of the country.