A brief overview of the recent developments in northern Syria:
- Syrian and Russian troops launched patrols around Manbij;
- The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) took control of an abandoned US military base west of Manbij;
- A Russian-Syrian check point was established near Ain Issa;
- Turkish forces captured the villages of Akavi Fevkani, Akavi Tahtani and Tel Ahdar;
- A series of fake reprots claiming that the Syrian Army near Manbij was targeted by ‘unidentified warplanes’ appeared online;
- US troops are reportedly leaving Kobani;
- A firefight between the YPG and Turkish-backed forcesc erupted south of Azaz.