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"Not long ago, we discussed the issue related to Turkey's possible attack on Manbij with the US military which promised to retaliate against any assault on the city, regardless of who would launch this attack," Ebu Adil, commander of the Manbij military Council within the Syrian Democratic Forces ...
Despite president Trump's decision for imminent withdrawal from Syria, US troop reinforcements were dispatched to Manbij and US soldiers showed up during a demonstration in the city against Turkey's military campaign in Syria reported the Washington Post on Thursday. "Commanders are delegated ...

The loss in March of the northwest Syrian enclave of Afrin to Turkey was a blow for the PYD, and has left the nearby area of Manbij in Turkey's sights. A U.S. withdrawal from Manbij would deprive the PYD of one crucial factor that has so far deterred a Turkish advance, in spite of much aggressive ... Euphrates Arab
Speaking to Sputnik, representatives of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the self-proclaimed Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava) confirmed that the US-led coalition has been increasing its presence in Manbij, with a US, French and British military contingent being deployed in ... Kurdish
Manbij, a Syrian city in the northeast of the Aleppo governorate in northern Syria, remains the bone of contention between Turkey and its NATO allies, the US and France. Regardless of its earlier promises, the US has not only failed to force the Kurdish militia to leave the city, but has reportedly ...
The US is extending an observation post in Dadat village, northern Manbij, in order to build a base, according to information Anadolu Agency says it has received from local sources in Manbij. Construction materials and heavy equipment have already been transported to the southeast of the village.

The Kurdish delegation claimed after the meeting that Paris intends to increase its military presence in Manbij, where US troops are already stationed ... Manbij is west of the Euphrates and controlled by locals including the Kurdish-led Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) whose fighters liberated the city ... international law
Operation Inherent Resolve recently posted pictures of U.S. soldiers near Manbij, Syria, conducting what the captions called "presence patrols. ... scan the horizon during a joint patrol conducted by coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces in villages and control points near the city of Manbij, Syria, March 24.
Now the town of Manbij may be a new source of U.S.-Turkish confrontation in Syria. Located about 60 miles (100 kilometres) east of Afrin, Manbij is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its U.S. military advisers. Ankara is demanding that the Kurds and U.S. forces withdraw to the east of the ...
Now the town of Manbij may be a new source of U.S.-Turkish confrontation in Syria. Located about 60 miles (100 kilometres) east of Afrin, Manbij is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its U.S. military advisers. Ankara is demanding that the Kurds and U.S. forces withdraw to the east of the ...
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – The position of the Defense Department on US plans for the Syrian town of Manbij remained unclear, even after reporters repeatedly pressed for clarification on Monday. Col. Robert Manning, Director of Defense Press Operations, appeared reluctant to express a ...
The U.S.-Turkish confrontation now moves about 60 miles east to the town of Manbij, which is controlled by the SDF and its U.S. military advisers. Turkey is demanding that the Americans and the Kurds withdraw to east of the Euphrates River. That would be a policy mistake, in addition to an amoral ...
HORRIFYING images show inside a former luxury hotel in northern Syria that ISIS jihadis turned into a brutal jail where prisoners were tortured on stretching racks and electrocution chairs. Sun Online was granted exclusive access to the former resort in Manbij, which was taken over by extremists who held ...
A meeting between Turkey and the U.S. that was scheduled to take place on March 19 on the issue of the Syrian province of Manbij has been postponed after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked, the Turkish Foreign Ministry's spokesperson has said. The change in the State Department came ...
Turkey is riled by U.S. support to the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG, and accuses the U.S. of allegedly not fulfilling a promise to move the Syrian Kurdish fighters in Manbij east of the Euphrates River. Ankara has threatened to expand its current offensive in northern Syria to drive the Syrian Kurds ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for the first time since meeting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month, addressed the issue of Syria's northen town of Manbij, reiterating that Manbij will be Turkey's next target after the military incursion into Afrin. ''Today we are in Afrin, tomorrow we will be ...

Manbij is a good place to understand the jigsaw puzzle of competing fiefdoms into which Syria is now divided and the reasons why the multiple wars that have torn the country apart will go on for several more years. A largely Arab city with a population of 300,000, it is situated east of Aleppo and west of the ...
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will enter the city of Manbij in the coming days, following an agreement with the Kurdish dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an anonymous Kurdish official told Russian news site Sputnik on Saturday. The news comes following developments last ...
The idea was to finish the operation against the Kurds in Afrin quickly and march on to Manbij. Then, Turkey's military planned to cross to the eastern side of the Euphrates River and deliver major blows to the main body of the Kurdish "democratic autonomy" in areas like Ras al-Ain and Tell Abyad, where ...
Turkey reportedly proposed the US and Kurdish YPG fighters withdraw to east of the Euphrates river in Syria and that Turkish and US troops be stationed together in the country's Manbij area. Turkey has threatened to move its troops into Manbij, where there is already a US presence.
The US and Turkey, whose forces are at loggerheads in northern Syria, have agreed to try to defuse the crisis. The Nato allies said joint teams would meet shortly to work through their diplomatic differences, including a dispute over the city of Manbij. Turkey has threatened to attack US-allied Kurdish forces ...
MANBIJ, Syria (Kurdistan 24) – The US-backed, Kurdish-led forces in Syria's northern town of Manbij on Saturday said US troops deployed to the area are staying despite Turkish demands the Americans withdraw. According to local forces in Manbij, known as the Manbij Military Council (MMC), an ally to the People's ...
On the ground in Syria, the top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged on Feb. 7 that American troops would remain in the northern Syrian town of Manbij despite Ankara's demands for a U.S. pullout. “We're here to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS is maintained in this area,” Lt.
A correspondent and a photographer of The New York Times, traveling with American generals in northern Syria, visited a city where armed conflict is now possible between the United States and Turkey. MANBIJ, Syria — Two senior American generals came to the front line outside the Syrian city of Manbij ...
"We would like to let the public know that any possible attack on the city of Manbij will be responded to with the same historic resistance of Afrin, and it will be a harsh lesson for anyone who dares to go forth against Manbij," the SDF-linked Manbij Military Council (MMC) said in a statement on Monday.
Manbij is a waypoint on an ISIS supply line between the Turkish border and the extremist group's de facto capital, Raqqa. If the U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces capture Manbij, it will be the extremists' biggest defeat in Syria since government forces captured the central historic town of Palmyra in ...
US officials say they're not conducting 'presence patrols' in Manbij, Syria, but new photos show otherwise. Operation Inherent Resolve recently posted pictures of U.S. soldiers near Manbij, Syria, conducting what the captions called "presence patrols." But after Military Times reached out to U.S. officials, ... US forces Manbij ISIS
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin has announced that Ankara and Washington would form a "safe zone" around Syria's Manbij if the US "keeps promises." In an interview with the TRT Haber broadcaster, Kalin said that the deal was binding and that a change in the US ... US forces Manbij ISIS
The United States has not agreed with Turkey to oust Kurdish fighters from Syria's Manbij, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said, contradicting a statement from the Turkish government. “It is not our understanding,” Nauert told reporters in Washington on Thursday in response to a reporter's ... US forces Manbij ISIS
This Tuesday, March 7, 2017 frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows US forces take up positions on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and US-backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria. US forces Manbij ISIS
For many Kurdish militia and their commanders, the call to defend family and friends in Afrin and a Kurdish enclave in the city of Manbij that is also threatened ... “Unfortunately, our fighters who joined the rest of S.D.F. on the front lines with ISIS in Deir al-Zour had to retreat to Manbij upon hearing the Turkish ... US forces Manbij ISIS
A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the United States' military intervention against Islamic State (ISIS) forces in Syria and Iraq, discussed recent tensions between Turkey and the United States during a press conference on Monday, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports. US forces Manbij ISIS
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will enter the city of Manbij in the coming days, following an agreement with the Kurdish dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an anonymous Kurdish official told Russian news site Sputnik on Saturday. The news comes following developments last ... US forces Manbij ISIS
The idea was to finish the operation against the Kurds in Afrin quickly and march on to Manbij. Then, Turkey's military planned to cross to the eastern side of the Euphrates River and deliver major blows to the main body of the Kurdish "democratic autonomy" in areas like Ras al-Ain and Tell Abyad, where ... US forces Manbij ISIS
Turkey has no right to talk about Manbij. When it was controlled by Nusra, Ahrar and Islamic State, Turkey was not upset. But after it was liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from ISIS, Turkey said it needed to enter Manbij. The people will resist and the international coalition will not accept this. US forces Manbij ISIS
The first was to carry out joint U.S.-Turkish patrols in the Syrian of town of Manbij. Manbij is under the control of the YPG, a force Turkey sees as a terrorist group related to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has been fighting inside Turkey for more than three decades. While there are no U.S. troops in ... US forces Manbij ISIS
After a while, when Turkey carries out an operation on Manbij, I think we will experience the same scenario. First, the organization will resist as long as it can. They will try to give the maximum harm possible to Turkey. When they see that they cannot hold on, they will hand over the city to Assad forces. US forces Manbij ISIS
“You hit us, we will respond aggressively. We will defend ourselves,” he said. The commander was accompanying Major General Jamie Jarrard, the special operations chief for the U.S. coalition in Syria and Iraq, on a tour of Manbij, where the United States stations hundreds of troops in support of the Syrian ... US forces Manbij ISIS
A correspondent and a photographer of The New York Times, traveling with American generals in northern Syria, visited a city where armed conflict is now possible between the United States and Turkey. MANBIJ, Syria — Two senior American generals came to the front line outside the Syrian city of Manbij ... US forces Manbij ISIS
ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the United States to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation to the key strategic hub. Erdogan blamed Washington for the presence in Manbij of ... US forces Manbij ISIS
In early 2017, as part of its Euphrates Shield operation, Turkish and FSA forces launched attacks on several villages in the Manbij area. US forces mobilized in the area in a display of support for their allies and the council handed over control of some villages to Syrian state forces to serve as buffer between them and the ... US forces Manbij ISIS
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the the United States is in talks with Turkey regarding Syria's Manbij, Anadolu Agency reported Friday evening. Mattis also added that it was not the right time to discuss the matter publicly. He said that speaking about Manbij publicly "could make the situation more ... US forces Manbij ISIS
MANBIJ, Syria — The front line between rival American-backed and Turkish-backed militias in northern Syria, just eight miles north of Manbij, snakes over mostly barren hillsides and through newly planted olive orchards. It consists of many miles of bulldozed earthworks, with fortified bunkers every few ... US forces Manbij ISIS
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – As tensions between Ankara and Washington continue over US support for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Pentagon stressed on Monday that its “only official relationship in Manbij” is with the Manbij Military Council (MCC). The MCC was created to ... US forces Manbij ISIS
Manbij is a key flashpoint in northern Syria -- located northeast of Aleppo and around 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Jarabulus, which sits on the Syrian-Turkish border. Turkey launched a ground operation across the border into Syria a week ago in an attempt to drive US-allied Kurdish militia from the ... US forces Manbij ISIS
According to Deputy Chief of General Staff of the TFSA Haitham Afeisi, a 10,000-strong force is already prepared for a military operation against Kurdish forces in the city of Manbij. Afeisi said that the Manbij operation will be started after the TFSA and the TAF finish their operation against YPG/YPJ forces in ... US forces Manbij ISIS
Washington voiced concern about the safety of U.S. forces in Syria's Manbij amid Turkey's ongoing operation in northwestern Syria. "What I can say about Manbij is we have American forces in the vicinity and our number one concern would be for the safety and security of people on the ground," a ... US forces Manbij ISIS
The Turkish military has shelled and bombarded Syrian Kurdish positions in northern Syria for a fifth day, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to extend the offensive east of the city of Manbij. Turkey on Saturday launched the operation in the Afrin region to clear it of US-backed Kurdish fighters, ... US forces Manbij ISIS
The key U.S. question about Turkey's offensive in northwestern Syria is whether Ankara pushes on from Afrin to Manbij, where U.S. forces and their allies against the Islamic State militant group are on the ground, U.S. officials said on Monday. Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on the third day of a ... US forces Manbij ISIS


 

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