BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed over the control of a town located southwest of Manbij to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), a source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.

According to the source, the Syrian Democratic Forces handed over the town of Al-‘Arimeh to the Syrian Arab Army as they take security precautions ahead of the Turkish military’s incursion in the Manbij region.

The source added that the Syrian Arab Army is in contact with some members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij; however, there is no agreement to allow them to enter the town, nor was the transfer of this town considered a move towards handing over Manbij.

Manbij is strategically important to the Syrian military because of its proximity to Aleppo city and the Euphrates River.

The town is also located along the key Aleppo-Raqqa Highway; if lost, the Syrian Army and Kurdish-led forces will no longer have a direct route to the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

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Basher Asaad again protects Kurds as they work together against ISIS-sympathizer Erdogan as Turkey continues to use NATO weapons to murder Christians in Syria….. All this as the Deep State’s General Mattis turns a blind eye to the murder of Christians in Northern Syria… what a joke, Mr. President!

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I’m not sure if your wife is fully satisfied with you, you speak like you are not even 12 years old hahahahaha if you can’t see this clear then drown yourself

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Looooooooooool kurds backed by Zionist America and Israel now they in cahoots with asshead hahahahaha now if you people deny that Assad is nothing but a Zionist roach then your entire life’s are a lie the only ones who fight Zionist Kurds is erdogan and Islamic State 2 main enemies of new world order and greater Israel project