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As previously reported by Al-Masdar News, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have agreed to conceede 20 villages to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in a bid to halt the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield campaign from capturing the city of Manbij.

The villages in question, all located between Al-Bab and Manbij, are the following: Arimah, Arab Hassan Kabir, Zunqul, Khirbat Nafakh, Al-Farat, Jamus Wiran, Dandaniyah, Sayadah, Qurt Wiran, Sab Wiran, Kur Huyuk, Qawuqli, Al-Bughaz, Ulashli, Abu Hayj, Tall Turin, Qarah, Jubb al-Hamir, Al-Hutah, and Mil Wiman.

Syrian troops are now present in the aforementioned areas, typified by one member of the pro-government National Defence Forces (NDF) surrendering himself to the Euphrates Shield forces earlier in the day during clashes in the region.

Nevertheless, the SDF still maintains a garrison of People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the villages, advising the NDF and SAA about the ins and outs of regional defenses. This area is manned mostly by government troops of Kurdish origin, much similar to the frontline situation directly north of Aleppo city.

According to a source close to Al-Masdar News, NDF commanders and the Manbij Military Council agreed to the deal in order to avoid diverting Kurdish troops from its ongoing Raqqa offensive. Another part of the agreement involved increased trade and tons of Russian humanitarian aid arriving in Manbij city.

The last YPG fighters will leave the newly conceded villages and return to Manbij city shortly. However, a representative of the SDF-linked Manbij Military Council stressed that the SDF would not surrender control of Manbij city and its immediate countryside.

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While a Turkish minister said the Manbij deal was acceptable for the Euphrates Shield forces, some commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) insisted they would increase attacks on the SAA and eventually capture Manbij city anyway.

Earlier today, a Turkmen FSA faction also claimed to have killed 9 YPG militants at Abu Hayj while a SDF fighter said 30 rebel militants were neutralized over the past 24 hours.

For the latest map of the region, click here.

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The Free Syrian Army (FSA) alone is no match for the SAA or the SDF. So how can FSA commanders insist they would increase attacks on the SAA and eventually capture Manbij city anyway? IMHO this means that Turkey’s claim that the Manbij deal was acceptable for the Euphrates Shield forces is empty talk to appease the Kurdish and Syrian leaders. While the Turkish army and their mercenaries prepare a final solution for the Kurdish question.

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And will just face SAA, SDF, but also VKS, USAF, AdlA and Lüftwaffe… Time to retake Cyprus and have Greece at least have the Bosphorus as a border.
With all the purges and even less than a pilot per plane, there is no better time since 1917 to apply the Sèvres treaty… It’s essential to bring back AKP were they belong : to the sewers of history.

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But Russia want to sell a S400 system to Turkey … ❗

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“Russia wants to sell” It’s Turkey that wants to buy actually… why sell such weapons to such distrubing enemies ? so they can shoot down better russian and syrian planes from norther Syria ? remember they are mobile 🙂

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that’s extremist 😉

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Stern Daler

What else did You expect of our French brother and ally. LOL.

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You are a war monger like the Sultan. ROFL.

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I still think there is a widespread misunderstanding in Erdogans role. In the background, there must be a deal between him and Putin. He brings the Kurds back to Syria by pressuring them, but not too much.

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Maybe You got a point. But future will tell.

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Nestor Arapa

Lo que es indignante es la presencia y traición de los mercenarios a sueldo que sirven a Erdogan para asesinar a su propio pueblo, verguenza deberían de sentir aquellos que pertenecen a llamado Ejército Sirio Libre (FSA), no tienen nada de patriotas.

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Huemaj Dakic

Could you please remove that disgusting creature below every article? Thank you.

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ypg /sdf knows that they will not have US support, its the time when you know: THAT YOU ARE FUCKED UP