Forces of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) were seen on the streets of Manbij on Friday, as the Syrian Arab Army is due to arrive in the northern Syrian city for the first time in years.
YPG forces can be seen patrolling the streets of Manbij and interacting with locals.
The SAA announced earlier on Friday that government troops had entered the northern city of Manbij, close to the border with Turkey, following a request from the Kurdish YPG for it to protect the location.
Meanwhile, reacting to the SAA’s reported entrance in the city, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was determined to “destroy” Kurdish militants in Manbij.
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