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Manbij Syria: Turks arrive

Syrian television broadcast footage of what it said was government troops entering Manbij, west of the Euphrates river, on October 15 2019. The troops that had entered were mostly Kurdish fighters now allied to the government. A resident inside the … Continue reading

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ISIS resurgence in Iraq

Officials with CJTF-OIR, the command overseeing the fight against ISIS, said that “despite improving capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces, ISIS is rebuilding in remote areas that are hard for these forces to secure.” CJTF-OIR’s estimate “that some 45,000 ISIS … Continue reading

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Turkey v SDF in Manbij

“Before us we have Manbij on one side and the east of the Euphrates on the other,” Turkey’s Chief of the General Staff Hulusi Akar said in a speech to military personnel at a brigade command center in the province … Continue reading

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