Opposition clashes with, captures Assad terrorists near Manbij
Orient Net 2017-03-10 07:07:00
Clashes renewed on Thursday between opposition fighters of Euphrates Shield forces on the one side and Assad terrorists and their supporting Iran-backed militias on the other, in the area located between the cities northern cities of al-Bab and Manbij.
The Manbij Military Council, affiliated with the so-called Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), declared days earlier officially handing over the control of six villages in Aleppo countryside to Assad terrorists, to serve as a ’buffer zone’ between the SDF militia and the Turkey-backed Euphrates Shield forces.
Meanwhile, two Assad terrorists were killed and a number of others were injured as Euphrates Shield forces were trying to wrest control over Jubb al-Humeira village, located on the eastern side of al-Bab city.
Clashes also erupted between the two in the surroundings of al-Battoushiya village, where opposition fighters were able to capture two Assad terrorists, SMART news agency reported.
In August 2016, SDF militia, whose main component is the Kurdish YPG militia, was able to occupy Manbij city, supported by US military advisers and covered by the US-led coalition air power.
On Thursday, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu threatened to hit YPG terrorists, which dominates the SDF militia, located in Manbij unless they leave the city.
Ankara views the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as the Syrian offshoot of PKK, which is designated as a terrorist group by the US, and the EU.