SYRIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Syrian army entered the city of Manbij in the north, which was previously controlled by the Kurdish Autonomous Administration, the Syrian state television channel Ikhbariya reports.
Earlier Monday, the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces press service reported clashes with the Turkish army and militants east of Manbij.
Before the start of the Turkish military operation, US troops were based in the city.
“Source of Peace”
On October 9, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of Operation Source of Peace in northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party and the Islamic State terrorist group banned in his country.
On the same day, Turkish aircraft attacked Ras al-Ain and other cities. Then followed a ground attack. On Saturday, Ankara announced that Ras al-Ain was taken under control, and Anadolu agency spread information about the seizure of Tell Abyad.
On Sunday, Damascus decided to deploy an army on the entire border with Turkey to help the Kurds. Government forces began the transfer of forces to the north of the country, on Monday, the army of Bashar al-Assad entered several cities controlled by the Kurds.
Earlier, the Kurds supported Washington, but after the start of the Turkish operation, they announced the withdrawal of troops. The Pentagon emphasized that they “did not sign up” to fight with Ankara in order to protect the Kurds.
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