BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – In a new interview by the Rudaw News Agency, a resident in Manbij told the reporter that they welcome the entrance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the city.
Furthermore, the resident told the reporter that they prefer the Syrian Arab Army over the opposition forces because the latter are ‘thieves’.
The resident of Manbij told the reporter that they don’t trust Erdogan because he is not coming to bring peace to Syria, but more violence.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) previously controlled Manbij during their early Aleppo campaign; however, they would later lose the city to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would capture Manbij from the Islamic State in 2016; they have maintained control over the city since then.