Manbij

Erdogan: Turkey does not seek to seize Manbij

Turkey does not seek to seize Manbij, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group. Erdogan expressed skepticism over reports that the Syrian regime …

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Damascus gains control of northern Syria

Senior Kurdish official Badran Jia Kurd said a provisional military agreement limited to the army's deployment along the border was concluded between the Syrian government and the country's Kurds. According to …

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Blast hits Syria's Manbij, nine people killed

Nine people were killed as a result of the blast in Syria's Manbij, Al Jazeera reported on Twitter. According to the local military council, the blast occurred near a patrol of the international coalition in the city.  …

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Shoigu on Russia's meeting with Turkish delegation

Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss the United States' decision to withdraw troops from Syria at their meeting in Moscow, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The meeting comes …

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Syria military takes control of Manbij

Syria's military announced it has taken control of the flash-point Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive. There was no immediate comment from Turkey or the U.S., whose troops have been patrolling the …

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 Turkey beefs up military presence at Syria border

Turkey has begun bolstering its military presence in Kilis near near its border with Syria, a war monitor said. The Turkish IHA news agency reported that a convoy of Turkish troops had been sent into Syria overnight. The …

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Turkey declares Manbij and Euphrates operations

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkish army is preparing for a military operation in Syria. "Now we have Manbij and the east of the Euphrates in front of us. We are working intensively on this …

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U.S. and Turkey start joint Syria's Manbij patrols

U.S. and Turkish forces have begun joint patrols in the area of Manbij, Syria, where Kurdish militia have been critical to defeating ISIS fighters. Two U.S. defense officials and Turkish officials confirmed the patrols in northern Syria …

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Erdogan: US delaying Manbij deal in Syria

The United States is delaying the implementation of a key bilateral deal that foresees the withdrawal of the YPG from the Syrian city of Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, …

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