Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army Closes All Crossing Points With Manbij City

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Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army Closes All Crossing Points With Manbij City

This March 7, 2017 frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows U.S. forces patrol on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria. (Arab 24 network, via AP)

On March 29, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) closed all the crossing points between the FSA-held area in northern Aleppo and the area of Manbij, which is held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi reported.

The media office of the FSA-held city of Jarabulus, west of Manbij, reported that the crossings will be closed for three days at least for what was called “security reasons.”

A day earlier, the Turkish National Security Council warned that Turkey will take “initiative”, if the SDF does not withdraw from the city of Manbij. This allowed many Syrian opposition activists to suggest that the decision to close the crossings could be a sign of an upcoming Turkish military operation in the area.

However, local observers believe that the Turkish-backed FSA closed the crossings due to a series of bombings that had targeted its areas over the last two months. FSA officials believe that the SDF were behind of these bombings as all the booby-trapped cars and motorcycles crossed into their areas from the SDF-held city of Manbij.

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  • Starlight

    USA = NATO = TURKEY. The Deep State is running rings around zionist appeaser Putin.

    It is the oldest trick in the book for a puppet master to put his two hands up two puppets, and have them APPEAR to be at odds with one another. But obviously a trick dumbo Putin has never heard of.

    Meanwhile both RT and Sputnik have daily stories decrying the treatment of “poor jews” in the UK, while those self same jews cry daily in the british press for the utter destruction of Russia. The three main political parties in the UK are now fully controlled by jewish terrorist groups. Which is the ONLY reason it was safe for MI5 to activate the Novichok False-flag (the details of which are so laughable, it would have fell apart under ANY political scrutiny).

    In Britian, the jewish take-over of all mainstream and fake fringe politics has a name – “COMMON PURPOSE” (google it). This was a bottom up movement set in motion by Tony Blair to train infiltrators that would eventually work their way to the top of each targeted organisation, each working to the same common goal.

    The last remaining independent observers now all predict war between the USA and Russia in the near future- something that has never happened before. They see not only the perfect demonisation of Putin, but also acts beyond simple propaganda, and the weakness of every response by Putin. They see the Deep State growing ever bolder, with each success, and Russia backed ever more into a corner.

    Turkey, with Putin’s absolute approval, is following the example of Putin’s islamic boot-boys in Chechnya. This means spreading hard-line islamic control on the daily lives of people every where Turkey goes in Syria (just as Putin’s islamic boot-boys do in Chechnya). You may call this “soft ISIS”. Less beheadings, but the same grey islamic thuggery imposing depressing restrictions on the daily lives of ordinary Syrians, especially the women.

    PS after everything the Deep State has done to Russia in the last few weeks, Putin has a trivial way of striking back- the IMMEDIATE expulsion of America from Syria. Yet Team Saker, currently crying CROCODILE TEARS (google the term), will scream and howl about how Putin must never do such a thing. Think about this.

    • Alan Foo

      Rubbish

      • jorge

        Alan, many of us simply don’t read the guy.

  • Joao Alfaiate

    Closed for Passover? Easter?

  • Wow! Ottoman Orcs are really feeling invincible! With Trump going “Full Neville” and acquiescing to Ottoman revanchist expansionism…..Makes no odds though. War is coming. one way or another. It’s coming.

    • TheLulzWarrior

      That way Russia can deal with the T💩rkish problem the way it should be.

      Constantinople, western Anatolia should have been reclaimed a while ago.

      • Luna

        Obviously Greeks can not do it. And why Russians should attack a Nato counrty and take all those risks ? Just to hand it to Greeks because they are both Orthodox ?

        • TheLulzWarrior

          Simple, after the YPG is defeated, T💩rkish armies attacks Syria even if that means bringing Russia into the war because they believe they’ll win.

      • Like 100 years ago, the Ottoman war mongering is going to have a price!

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Scumbag 🐀

        • TheLulzWarrior

          T💩rk.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Scumbag idiot

    • Bob

      There is another interesting aspect – that if Turks were to push SDF back across Euphrates, the Syrian forces would have a precedent for similar action against SDF occupying pocket on west bank of Euphrates to control vital Tabbqa Dam.

    • BMWA1

      Because of French proposal (?):

      https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3001126

      • Let me read and think about Maricon’s proposal. If it is just neo-Colonialism like Hollande’s Libyan War and Psychozy’s Ivory Coast War it will be just more of the same.

      • Looks like Maricon is telling Washington that he will hold their coat while they climb into the boxing ring! LOL…Evidently Trump is not going to fight so Maricon will also stand down. France can attack Ivory Coast, Chad or Mali. They are not going to challenge NATO’s 2nd largest military.

  • Smaug

    A symbolic act mainly, it probably means that the Kurdo-Turkish war is turning in a frozen conflict (like Cyprus).

    • TheLulzWarrior

      Wait till Erdogan figures out NATO won’t do shit about Cyprus being invaded…

      • Luna

        By whom ?

        • TheLulzWarrior

          T💩rks, of course.

          • Luna

            It has been 40 years , nothing is going on anymore.
            If you are talking about territorial claims , Greek Cypriots will back down soon.