Russian and Syrian nationwide flags flutter on army autos close to Manbij, Syria October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey-backed Syrian rebels mentioned forces that entered the town of Manbij in northern Syria on Tuesday have been mentioned to be from the Syrian authorities however have been principally Kurdish militants.
Syrian state media earlier reported that authorities forces had entered Manbij in a broadcast it mentioned was from the town.
Youssef Hammoud, spokesman for the Turkey-backed Nationwide Military, mentioned that whereas some Syrian authorities forces had entered the town, the majority have been Kurdish fighters who had deployed from the Syrian government-held metropolis of Aleppo.
“The forces that entered Manbij are mentioned to be regime forces however most of them are members of the PYD,” he mentioned, a reference to the primary Syrian Kurdish celebration.
Nationwide Military fighters would proceed to advance towards Manbij, he added.
Writing by Tom Perry; Modifying by Andrew Heavens