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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – Turkey-led militias in northern Aleppo province have asserted a clear intention to launch an offensive to capture the large town of Manbij, currently held by US-backed forces.

Yesterday, the Turkish-backed factions of the Free Syrian Army in northern Aleppo dispersed leaflets saying that Syrian rebels will seize the town of Manbij from US-backed forces “no matter what the cost is.”

Manbij was captured from ISIS by the Syrian Democratic Forces in June 2016 after a two month battle. Following the Turkish military intervention in northern Syria, Turkey demanded that all Kurdish militias in the Manbij region withdraw east of the Euphrates.

Officially, Manbij and the area around it is void of Kurdish fighters and only US-backed Arab factions of the Syrian Democratic Forces are present there (although there is little evidence to decisively prove this).

The town has constantly been a source of tension between Turkey-led militias and the US-backed forces.

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2017-10-25 15:12

Things are going from bad to worse for the Kurds. They’ll end up with less than they started with at this rate.

Oh well, that’s what you get when you hop in bed with terrorists.

Alex602
Alex602
2017-10-25 20:05

It is land of Arabs stolen by Kurds help of America

TheObserver
TheObserver
2017-10-25 15:17
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The Americans gave specific instructions to the FSA only to attack ISIS. If the FSA, by themselves or in league with the Turks, attack the US backed SDF and other Kurds, they would be in breach of those orders. If the Americans in defending the Kurds, happen to attack the Turks and send them packing, that might just put Erdogan in his place and lessen his power in Turkey. On the other hand, if the US military doesn’t protect the Kurds, and because of the reporting as such on the internet and social media, America’s name will be mud. Then,… Read more »

doom
doom
2017-10-25 16:00
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so you think the Americans are trustworthy ? do you think their name isn’t in the mud ? boy do some research and start with Iraq and KRG !

Josh
Josh
2017-10-25 18:54
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LOL – The US aint about to go to war with Turkey over the Kurds!

CAKE
CAKE
2017-10-26 15:38
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America’s name has been in the mud, down the sewer and up a terrorists dark dirty behind. Russia has made sure that american “name” means nothing at this point.

rocko
rocko
2017-10-25 20:26

lol the absurdity of of tukish and american planes flying from incirlik to bomb the same battlefront may come to pass