BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Monday of preparing to capture the key town of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

“The first consequences of the US withdrawal & failure of the Security Mechanism Agreement: Syrian regime forces backed by Russia prepare to move militarily towards the city of Manbij. We said earlier that any Turkish attack would have bad consequences for the whole region,” the official Twitter account of the Syrian Democratic Forces tweeted.

However, despite these claims, a source from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar that they moved reinforcements to this front in order to block the Turkish-backed militants from expanding their presence in the Aleppo Governorate.

The source added that the Syrian and Russian armed forces are taking preliminary steps to prevent these Turkish-backed militants from pushing into any area where the SAA currently has a front-line with the Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The Syrian government is urging the Kurdish-led forces to handover their areas to the armed forces in order to avoid a Turkish military invasion; however, the SDF and YPG have both vowed to defend their territories and wage an all-out war against Turkey.

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Chauhan Chauhan

kurds are still behaving like dumb and stupid . let them get killed with turks. SAA was best option for Kurds but they attitude will make them suffer and they will not learn they are like donkey.

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Some times we all have a tendency to under estimate some forces just because they don’t have superior weapons, state of the art war machine & technology etc and over estimate some forces who are their adversary. When the chips are down the time will tell who are the winners and who are the losers. Houthis were considered as a rag tag bunch and they just proved that they could eliminate the Saudi Army & its mercenary forces last month who were armed to teeth, had Armored personnel carriers, tanks, pick up trucks with heavy caliber machine guns and 1000s… Read more »

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This Kurdish claim is IMHO a desperate ploy to call back the Americans.

Rationally the SAA still has to fight HTS in Idlib and can wait till the YPG call Syria into their areas to help in a fight against Turkey.

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Kurds act like children. They don’t realize soon they will cry for help from the “Syrian regime” (as they call the legit Syrian government). I don’t have any doubt Kurds will be crashed really badly by the Sultan if they don’t get help. USA would not fight the second biggest NATO member. Trump is not so dump. So, Kurds better get together with Dr. Assad or they will be faced with annihilation.

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Turkey is only the 2nd NATO member due to manpower by highly enforced draft, not at all in terms of military poower

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The SAA needs to be more aggressive and recover all of Syria. Kurds can go live in Turkey if they aren’t loyal to Syria.