BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) are preparing for a major showdown with the Turkish military in the northeastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.
According to local activists, the YPG was seen raising trenches and building new fortifications around western Manbij amid reports of a possible military operation by the Turkish Army.
Furthermore, the YPG brought in reinforcements in order to strengthen their forces around Manbij.
The Turkish regime’s recent comments about the presence of Kurdish fighters inside Manbij has raised a lot of red flags for the YPG, as it appears Ankara is preparing to launch a new operation to expel the group from the city.
While the U.S. currently has a military presence in Manbij, it appears Turkey is not willing to budge; they are demanding the complete withdrawal of the YPG or else they will attack.