Turkish-backed Syrian fighters gather with their vehicles at a position near the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Friday. Photo: AFP

Syria’s military says it has entered key Kurdish-held Manbij; US, Turkish troops deny claim

  • Since the US announcement that it was withdrawing troops, forces have been building up around Manbij and further east, ushering in new alliances
  • The Kurds would rather let Syria’s Russian- and Iranian-backed government fill the void left by the Americans than face being overwhelmed by Turkey
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Turkish-backed Syrian fighters gather with their vehicles at a position near the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Friday. Photo: AFP
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