Russian military police begins patrols around Syria’s Manbij

The Russian military police began patrols around the Syrian city of Manbij (Aleppo Province), entering into an area once held by US-backed Kurdish forces, stated Russian military police spokesman Yusup Mamatov on Tuesday.

The Russian troops support the Syrian government forces that were recently deployed around Manbij, near the border with Turkey.

Fearing a military attack from the Turkish side, Kurdish fighters invited the Syrian regime troops to Manbij at the end of last month after the announcement of US President Donald Trump about the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria.

  Russia, Syria, Aleppo