In a released video statement, the Popular Resistance in Manbij has announced the start of preparations for an uprising against foreign occupiers – i.e. forces of the US, France and Turkey.
While it is unlikely, that the group will be carry out any major attacks against foreign forces soon, the appearence of such groups clearly show that locals in the area controlled by the US-led coalition and its proxies is far away from being fully secured.
In April, a similar group, entitled “the Popular Resistance in al-Hasakah”, appeared in eastern Syria. This group also threatened the US-led coalition and its proxies with attacks. However, no major actions have been carried out so far.