Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, confirmed on December 29 that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was deployed in the northern city of Manbij, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
A day earlier, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced its withdrawal from Manbij and called on the SAA to protect the city from Turkey’s threats. The army responded within few hours and deployed a large force in the outskirt of the strategic city.
“No doubt, this is a positive step towards stabilizing the situation,” Peskov said back then.
However, US-led coalition denied any changes in military forces in Manbij. Furthermore, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the army’s announcement and called it a “psychological operation.”
Despite the denial of the US-led coalition, whose forces are still in Manbij, many videos and photos showing Syrian and Russian forces in the outskirt of the city were released by pro-government sources.
In fact, on December 29, the Syrian pro-government al-Masdar News blog reported that more forces, this time from the SAA’s 4th Division, were deployed near the northern city.
The tension around Manbij is not expected to develop into a military confrontation due to the presence of Russian and American forces. However, this situation may not last for long.
Russian and Syrian forces moved quickly against Manbij, possibly sealing the area north of M4 corridor waiting for the US to do their Saigon encore.
actually what we hear here, is that are waiting for the turks to back down and make a trump special.
AMN News: this evening (19.15) is reporting that SAA troops HAVE NOT ENTERED MANBIJ. “The spokesperson for the YPG, Nuri Mahmoud, told Rudaw News, this evening that the SAA WILL NOT ENTER MANBIJ CITY……..The SAA are not going to enter Manbij City or its surrounding villages. At this moment there are no SAA troops in Manbij City, he claimed. They are going to be stationed outside the city in order to protect the integrity of Syria.” This is beginning to sound like Yanki interference again. WtF are these twisted cockroaches playing at? If this situation continues mayhem will ensue. I realise Russia is working hard in the background to resolve this unfolding nightmare. Unfortunatel,y these Yanki Cockroaches along with their poxy proxies, the traitorous Turds, sorry I meant Kurds, seem to be Hell bent on developing a volatile situation. Is it possible the Yanki scumbuckets have planned a “Gas attack”? As in “we were there, we saw it first hand”, et cetera so forth and so on… My Grandfather use to say the first phase after a full moon is more often than not a Bad Moon on the Wane……..
Yes, sounds like they learned well from the US/Israel. Lie and steal from Syria, then hide behind them. I used to feel sorry for them, now I just want them to get what’s coming to them. What a sorry bunch of useless scumbag turncoats.
Kurds have a negative learning curve, so they will eventually get what they deserve
Mayhem is exactly what the US coalition wants, that way they can justify their presence and state that without them there is no peace. What needs to be done with the Kurds is a change in leadership and with the US coalition to suffer some serious casualties.
Agree on both counts, a couple of those Yanki choppers to be visited by two or more of those Turkish or IsraHelli manufactured Stingers.
If the report on AMN is true then it would be a good idea for Syria to let the Turks loose on the YPG- https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-wont-enter-manbij-city-ypg/
It makes no difference if they’re in the town or near it, the Turks won’t attack whichever it is, that’s the whole point. More importantly, Russians and SAA are now allowed into areas they haven’t been allowed to for years, AND THE US HASN’T SAID A SINGLE WORD.