Russian & US Military Jointly Operate In Outskirts of Manbij – The Times (Photos)

Russian and US militaries patrol outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij.

Photo: Business Insider / Paul Szoldra

Russian and US militaries patrol outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij, and it is the closest cooperation between Moscow and Washington on a battlefield since the Second World War, the Times newspaper reported.

At that time, in April 1945, Soviet and US militaries met on the Elbe River. Now, they avoid contacts, though are only eight kilometers away from each other, the newspaper noted.

The servicemen patrol villages, located 25 kilometers to the south of the Turkish border, trying to keep the warring sides from fighting. The national flags wave at the both sides.

“In theory, they [Russian and US militaries] were acting as a buffer between rival Kurdish and Turkish-backed militias, they were also demonstrating the new geopolitical closeness between the nations under President Trump,” the newspaper noted.

According to spokesman for the Pentagon, Jeff Davis, the militaries know about the location of each other in the outskirts of Manbij. At the same time, he stressed that the both sides have no desire to enter into a conflict with someone other than terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group.

The newspaper published a photo, showing US armored vehicles, patrolling the village of Yalanili, located on the outskirts of Manbij.

Photo: The Times / Getty Images / Delil Souleiman

Later, photos, showing the Russian Military Police, deployed in the countryside of the Syrian northern town of Manbij, were also published online.

Photo: Twitter / metesohtaoglu

Photo: Twitter / metesohtaoglu

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  • Thegr8rambino

    haaaaah an interesting development! its actually kind of welcome! could this be the beginning of new trump US policy of not trying to oust assad and actually helping russia and syria to finish off ISIS? i hope so!

    • Nexusfast123

      Maybe so as l doubt if the US military likes dying pointlessly for wars initiated by the CIA. No one knows what things they (the CIA) will pull.

      • BMWA1

        But what have they been dying in for the last 15 or more years? It is almost ‘Standard Operating Procedure’.

      • Brad Isherwood

        Die for Oil and Israel. …Oh. …and Saudi

    • Mazzdark

      i doubt it – US is famously two-faced….

      • Thegr8rambino


      • Papi1960R

        You are correct. Plus the US Military has no respect for the CIA, it’s Intelligence assessments or its People after 6 decades of totally bogus Intel. That’s why there is a Defense Intelligence Agency and JSOC has the Army’s Intelligence Support Activity.

  • Luigi

    I still dont know why they are patroling the outskirts of Manbij. The US military was not invited by the Syrian government so its an occupation force. The ISIS forces in the south are being pushed away by the SAA. The only thing i know is that they are not there to help. I hope they leave soon.

    • PZIVJ1943

      They are there as a token force. Neither Russia nor US want Erdogan to screw with SDF around Manbij. This is their mission: To shut down Turkey’s ambitions in area.
      I say job well done.

      • Thegr8rambino

        True I hope so

      • Thegr8rambino

        I say this too!

  • Brad Isherwood
    • PZIVJ1943

      Russian and US special forces at Manbij will make Erdogan think TWICE before unleashing his FSA hounds on SDF.
      I was expecting to see more Apache’s at the cement plant.
      Maybe that this is the next build up that Trump referred to?

      • Brad Isherwood

        It could also be Turks just got Their partition safe zone on the Rand map,
        And US are moving out to occupy Euphrates Eastern Syria.

        Netanyahu off to Moscow so that Israel gets the South safe zone from Jordan
        To Golan….with a Vodka chaser of bomb Hezbollah and IRGC.

        • Thegr8rambino

          Netanyahoo can fuck off and die lol

      • BMWA1

        Maybe Trump is interested in securing the cement plant for a new tower in Aleppo?

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    USA is protecting its Nato/USA underground operation rooms and tunnels in Manbij.This is in the interest of ISIS/ FSA.

  • gold37

    About bloody time, some sort of understanding and dialogue. Now they need to work of effectively lifting the siege on Deir Ezzor and entering Raqqah proper.

  • Brad Isherwood

    75 th Ranger Regiment ….in Syria/Manbij

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    Trump is following CIA and Pentagon falls intelligence.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    The reason why USA is close to Russia is also to test the Spyware which their steal from Russia.