BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nuri Mahmoud, told Rudaw News on Saturday evening that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will not enter Manbij city.

“We have just called on the Syria Army to come and protect the territorial integrity of the Syrian land and our talks have been in this context, not for them to enter Manbij city,” he told Rudaw News. 

“The Syrian army is not going to enter Manbij city or its surrounding villages. There are no Syrian troops at the moment inside Manbij city,” Mahmoud he continued.

“They are going to be stationed outside the cities to protect the integrity of Syria,” he said.

In regards to the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Manbij, Mahmoud said they have not received orders on how to leave or when to leave.

“Until now there have been no practical steps made by the Americans to withdraw from northern Syria, it is just a decision,” he said.

“The Americans have not even received advice as to how they should withdraw and from where,” Mahmoud added.

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He must lost his mind. All Erdogan wants to know is exactly what this man says and here we go. Ready or not, Erdogan is coming, moron! You better ally with Syrian Government or all mad gods from north will start to bite you really bad and your family…

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Stern Daler

@USR, I hope You are wrong but I fear You are not.

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Andrew

Best make way for the SAA. Viva Assad, Russia, Iran.

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Nestor Arapa

Sigue la terquedad de algunos miembros de SDF que no piensan en sus familias, Erdogan quiere arrasar con la población Kurda y la única forma de proteger es buscar alianza con el gobierno.
EE.UU. solo quiere servidores que mueran en nombre de los americanos.

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Ray Douglas

Not alone is Nuri Mahmoud a spokesman for the YPG but also claims to speak for the US army. He also fancies himself as a spokesman for the Syrian army.

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Amos Yee

This just proves that the Kurdish leadership is limited in intellectual capacity. If SAA is to take control of the Syrian territorial integrity then YPG cannot tell them how to do it. Time to wipe out the Kurds once and for all.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

My goodness, what a contradictory news.

mikhas@gr
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These stealing murderous criminal rats will flee with all the loot they can carry to Iraq in weeks of not days. Hopefully they’ll be cached, extradited and sentenced to the gallows.

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Afrin 2.0 this is, same unrealistic proposals by the Kurds. The SAA should go and protect them from the Turks on the contact lines and they should still govern the parallel state of Rojave???

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gzman501 .

So because the US troops have yet to leave, they are going to hedge their bets, are they? They steal from Syria, attack SAA, lay in bed with the US/Israel, are trying to steal even more land…and now they want to hide behind the SAA? They sure learned from their Zionists masters. Thieving scum.

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I get the impression the Kurds are still hopelessly divided – just as they were over Afrin – about whether and when to allow the SAA to move in and take over their positions. Talks with the Government in Damascus mean nothing unless the Kurdish delegation clearly speaks for a majority of the Kurds in Syria – and that is not certain. In Manbij the Kurds were supposed long since to have gone back east of the Euphrates. That was a key Turkish demand to prevent them from invading and ejecting the Kurds by force. The Kurdish presence has diminished… Read more »