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Syrian MoD Says 400 Kurdish Fighters Withdrew From Manbij (Video)

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A convoy of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), consisting of 30 vehicles, has withdrawn from the city of Manbij to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Syria announced on January 2.

“The information indicates that around 400 Kurdish fighters have left Manbij so far,” the Syrian MoD added.

The MoD said that the supposed withdrawal was a part of an agreement between the the Damascus government and Kurdish group. The agreement is aimed at “restoring normal life to northern Syria.”

Few hours ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has withdrawn all of its forces from the frontlines around Manbij. Syrian opposition sources said that the step was taken upon direct orders from Turkey.

The YPG has not commented on the Syrian MoD announcement so far. Last week, the Kurdish group announced its withdrawal from Manbij and called on the Syrian Arab Army (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 Manbij.

These development indicate that the strategic city will remain under the control of the local Manbij Military Council (MMC). The council will likely allow the Damascus government’s institutions to resume their work in the northern city in exchange for preventing a Turkish attack after the upcoming withdrawal of U.S. forces.

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AJ

Finally Kurds make a good move. Maybe theyve learned their mistake from Afrin.

Jens Holm

Seemes like You are a mistake or an accident Yourself.

AJ

Stupid reply – your comment has nothing to do with the article. Post something relevant!!

Jaime

He’s hopeless.

AJ

loser!

AJ

Jens that is!

Hanny Benny

forget him
he lives in calipHell..

i blocked him long time ago..

Ronald

A very good move, however the Manbij Military Council, must as apart of the SDF turn the city over to the SAA and the Syrian government, Manbij is apart of Syria, to do otherwise sets a bad president.

RichardD

The Turks didn’t have a problem with the Syrian Kurds before the war like they have with the Iraqi Kurds. Because the Syrians managed their Kurd problem so that the Kurds didn’t cause the Turks problems. And now it looks like the Turks are running a hammer and anvil operation with the Syrians to clear the SDF out of NE Syria. To restore Syrian government administration there. And that’s a win win situation.

Feudalism Victory

Peace usually is

Bill Rood

Unless you’re an arms merchant, a general or one of their paid media lackeys

Concrete Mike

In all of this its the paid media lackeys that piss me the most off. The general and the arms dealer dont really paint everything with a humanitarian gloss like the media types do. A great example is on CBC we have a show called the current( propaganda). The show had white helmets on in 2016 i kid you not!!!.

The media types( thats comedians too ) have this this smugness about them…the were smarter than you dont question us bullshit!! Yet in the end their all doing it for selfish reasons. How can one.be a selfish humanitarian???

Valery Grigoryev

Anyway, Toyota Corp. is getting a good profit all the time of Syria’s war. It’s OK – where is the discount for Russian consumers?:)

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