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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 (SDF), ...
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 ...

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 rhetoric ...
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 the ...
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 established ...
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 from ...
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, the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...


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