The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are to hand over a massive section of their territory west of Manbij to the Syrian Arab Army in order to create a buffer zone against the Turkish Army and Turkey-led forces in northern Syria. The map above is an initial estimate of the area which will be handed over to pro-government forces and not official.

In recent days the Euphrates Shield operations room (a coalition of Turkey-led armed Islamist groups, backed by the Turkish Armed Forces) has launched an offensive against the the SDF in order to capture the strategic crossroads city of Manbij.

The ferocity of the new Euphrates Shield offensive against the SDF has incited the Manbij Military Council (MMC) to consider a local military cooperation agreement with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) which includes pro-government access to SDF territories in northern Syria.

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The MMC has released the following statement on this decision:

“To reach these objectives [the defense of Manbij] we have transferred, after reaching a new alliance with Russia, the defence of the line to the west of Manbij – where the villages between us and the gang groups [FSA, Ahrar al-Sham] affiliated to the Turkish army are – to Syrian state forces.”

The area being handed over to the Syrian Arab Army will serve just as much as a political buffer zone as a military one. The true nature of the Erdogan regime’s ambitions in Syria will soon be revealed to the world based on whether it chooses to attack government-held areas or not. By choosing to commit to an offensive against pro-government forces, the Erdogan regime will demonstrate that it pursues an imperialist agenda in Syria in direct violation of the territorial sovereignty of that country and against the wishes of its legitimate government.

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Smart move and the first sign of an inter Syrian SAA & SDF alliance.

p.s. … I and my cousin against the foreigners.

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I hope there will be sufficient Ground to Air missile cover located in the area as well , just to deter any errant NATO aircraft that lose their way 🙂

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Yes SAA air defense would help SDF. Not NATO but would be helpful to green Turkish pilots to steer clear of the Syrian border.

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NATO has warned Erdogan : NATO DOESN’T participate illegal operations and if Turkish troops are under attack, they won’t be helped!

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But did the Sultan hear the warning?

He only hears to what he wants.

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Daeshbag, surely NATO does participate in illegal operations.

ALL the NATO forces, air land and sea that have entered Syria and trained armed bands,bombed Syrian territory etc, are not doing so with a UN mandate or an invitation from the elected Syrian government. They are therefore in Syria ILLEGALLY.

Add to that the arming and funding of UN sanctioned terrorist groups and the NATO countries involved are themselves behaving in a criminal manner.

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Very smart move.

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Nasty animal move. The Sultan will not like it. LOL.

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And we both hope he won’t like it.
Even not sultan of his ball : he looks like precox ejaculator

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Sultan’s ball. Is that a dance or a raffle?

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Assad must stay

May be he has an mexican hat 🙂

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If this proves true, then it’s the best move so far to consider by SAA and SDF to counter Turkish/US/Saudi plan that was hatching. Hope that YPG will show some indepedence and think pragmatically and don’t give it this time to the pressure of the US who are about to ask them to surrender Manbij to Euphrates Shield (according to Turkish/US/Saudi plan).

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Best plan to counter Ottoman Empire 2.0 statelet in Northern Aleppo. Exchange Arab and Kurdish majority areas.

No matter who planed it make a pan-Syrian counter plan.

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Best plan :: MBDA SCALP-EG through the caliph’s window.

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Don#t exclude the Sultan from that party.

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Very good new that there is an agrement bteween SAA and SDF 🙂

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I agree. The Turks and the Kurds are both learning a valuable lesson . The US is unsure who to fuck first, the Turks or the Kurds, but as night follows day, any relationship they have with the US will end this way.

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Hope a political solution is at hand. Turkey is not an enemy, but a guarantor of the cease fire, which is still holding. US had once guaranteed to Turkey that Kurds would not remain in Manbij, as it is not a Kurdish city — and where with US complicity, many Arabs were ethnically cleansed. So, it is up to Kurds. Really. They need to make a decision. If Kurds make a public statement that they will not seek US supported, autonomous Kurdish entity, but will only work with Damascus to achieve autonomy under a new Syrian constitution, problem will not… Read more »
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