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Syrian Forces Enter Key Northern City, As Russia Hails Move

A joint base of the Syrian Army and Russia near Manbij

Syrian government forces entered the key northern city of Manbij for the first time in six years after a Kurdish-led militia said it invited Damascus to protect the town from the threat of a Turkish military offensive.

Syrian Democratic Council: Eastern Syria Fears Turkish Invasion

The development was hailed on December 28 by Russia, a key backer of the Syrian government, but condemned by Ankara, which opposes Syrian Kurds and is supporting rebel groups fighting the Damascus government…


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