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U.S. Tries to Stop Feuding Allies from Unraveling Syria Strategy

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Aug 30 – The United States scrambled on Monday to get its feuding allies, Turkey and Kurdish YPG militia, to focus their firepower on Daesh instead of each other after clashes that have threatened to unravel America’s war strategy in Syria. Turkey, which has long viewed Kurdish militants as its top security

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Syrian Kurdish Spokesman says Manbij Reinforced, but Not by YPG

BEIRUT, Aug 29 – A spokesman for the autonomous Kurdish region in Syria said on Monday that local military forces in the Syrian cities of Manbij and Jarablus are being reinforced, but not by Kurdish YPG militia. The spokesman was responding to comments from regional security sources that YPG fighters appear to be reinforcing Manbij,

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Syrian-Kurdish YPG Fighters Reinforcing Syria’s Manbij: Security Sources

ANKARA, Aug 29 – Syrian-Kurdish YPG fighters appear to be reinforcing the Syrian city of Manbij, captured this month from Islamic State, with weapons and personnel, regional security sources told Reuters on Monday. Manbij, on the west bank of the Euphrates River, was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance, which includes the Kurdish YPG

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Turkey-Backed Syrian Rebels Aim for Manbij City

BEIRUT, Aug 28  – A Syrian rebel commander said that Turkish-backed rebels aim to capture Manbij city from Kurdish-allied forces as conflict between the sides escalated in northern Syria on Sunday. Manbij on the west bank of the Euphrates River was captured this month from Daesh by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, including the

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Daesh Said to Shun Withdrawal Offer in Surrounded Syrian City of Manbij

BEIRUT, July 23 – Daesh appeared to have shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces raged ahead of its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, made up of Arab and Kurdish fighters and backed

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U.S.-Backed Force in Syria Poised to Enter Daesh-Held Manbij

BEIRUT, June 8 – A U.S.-backed alliance of fighters in Syria is ready to enter the Daesh-held city of Manbij at will but is being cautious due to the presence of civilians there, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, backed by U.S.-led air strikes, has advanced to the outskirts of

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U.N. Warns Manbij Battle Could Uproot More Than 200,000 Syrians

GENEVA, June 6 – A U.S.-backed offensive to retake the Daesh-held northern Syrian city of Manbij has displaced some 20,000 civilians and could uproot about 216,000 more if it continues, a U.N. humanitarian agency said on Monday. Syrian fighters have surrounded Manbij from three sides as they press the onslaught against the jihadists near the

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Carter Says Daesh Used Manbij to Plot Against U.S., Europe, Turkey

SINGAPORE, June 2 – Daesh fighters have used the northern Syrian city of Manbij as a base to hatch plots against Europe, Turkey and the United States, necessitating a U.S.-backed offensive against it, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. U.S. officials disclosed to Reuters this week that thousands of U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

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