BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – Two videos (below) have emerged showing US forces in Syria positioning heavy firepower assets and motorized reinforcements around the city of Manbij.
The footage confirms that despite claims by US President Donald Trump that he wishes to remove American forces from Syria, coalition troops on the ground continue to bolster their defenses around Manbij.
Footage source: Kurdistan 24
Among the array of weapons and forces being stationed in and around Manbij include motorized units (indicating the presence of American special forces), TOW missile systems and artillery.
Manbij is currently the site of an ongoing diplomatic stand-off between Washington and Ankara; the latter has expressed a strong desire to use the Turkish Armed Forces and rebel groups backed by Turkey to physically remove Syrian Kurdish forces (backed by the US) from Manbij and its surrounding area.
Footage source: Mohammed Hassan (journalist)