The Syrian army managed to occupy Manbij before the arrival of Turkish troops

The inexorably impending offensive of the Turkish armed forces forced the Kurds from the Democratic Forces (DSS) and the Self-Defense Forces (YPG) to formally apply to Damascus for help. And according to unconfirmed reports from independent sources, on December 28, 2018, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) already entered the strategically important city of Manbij.

Based on the obligations of the army and armed forces and in response to the appeal of the population of Manbij, the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces announces that the army entered Manbij and raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over it

- quotes a statement by the General Staff of the CAA local state television of Syria.

It is precisely known that the Kurds in the morning handed over to CAA the city of Arima, located 20 kilometers west of Manbij. The Kurds are doing their best to prevent the invasion of Turkish troops and to protect themselves. They are well aware that the Turks will not be as tolerant of them as the SAA and the Russian military police.

It should be noted that the presence of Kurdish armed groups in Manbij was unacceptable to Ankara. That is why Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was ready to launch an invasion of Syria. However, after a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, he cooled off a bit. Firstly, Washington itself began to withdraw something from Syria, and secondly, the Kurds themselves have become more negotiable in relation to official Damascus.

We remind you that on December 26, 2018, American military patrols moved along the streets of Manbij. Therefore, we look forward to documenting the information on the entry of the SAA into this locality and hope that 2019 will be the last year in the protracted armed conflict on the land of Syria.
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