Syrian government troops enter key northern city of Manbij
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian regime troops entered the key Syrian city of Manbij, state news agency SANA said on Monday, after Damascus deployed troops to the country’s north to contain a days-long Ottoman Turkish offensive.

A local official in Manbij, controlled by a military council linked to the Kurdish administration, confirmed that troops had "entered (Manbij) and deployed on frontlines."

The Syrian army had dispatched a limited number of troops around Manbij last year at the request of Kurdish forces to protect the area from a feared Ottoman Turkish assault.

But the latest deployment is the most significant by Damascus since it withdrew from the city in Aleppo province in 2012.

It comes as part of a recent deal clinched between the Kurds and Damascus that has seen regime troops deploy in several Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria’s north on Monday to protect the region from Ankara’s assault.

Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
has said he expected Kurdish forces to withdraw from the strategic city, located about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of the Ottoman Turkish border.

"When Manbij is evacuated, we will not go in there as The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
. Our Arab brothers, who are the real owners, the tribes... will return there. Our approach is to ensure their return and security there," he said on Monday.

Operation begins to clear Syria's Manbij of YPG

[DAILYSABAH] Ottoman Turkish and Syrian National Army (SNA) forces on Monday began the next phase of Operation Peace Spring to clear Manbij of terrorists.

The SNA announced the start of the operation after receiving the green light from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
. Ottoman Turkish tanks and SNA troops began moving toward Manbij. Clashes could be heard in the area.

Ottoman Turkish forces' next aim in Operation Peace Spring is to clear Ayn al-Arab and Manbij, east of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, which were cleared of terrorists. Ottoman Turkish troops began preparing last night for the offensive against Manbij.

Posted by: Fred 2019-10-15