Despite regime troops nearby, Syrians in Manbij still fear Turkey

Despite regime troops nearby, Syrians in Manbij still fear TurkeySyrian forces have deployed around the city of Manbij at the request of the Kurds, but Abu Azeez Jaber still fears a US military withdrawal will see Turkish troops enter. Since 2016, the strategic northern city on the Turkish border has been controlled by an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the US-led coalition. On Friday, Syria’s army announced it had sent troops to the region, after Kurdish forces said they had requested the regime’s help.



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