The northern metropolis of Manbij is among the final remaining flashpoints in Syria’s battle
And one more instance of the difficult Syrian jigsaw puzzle. It was beneath the management of Kurdish forces, however Syria says its military is now within the metropolis for the primary time in six years on the invitation of the Kurds.
The U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG group – thought of a terrorist organisation by Turkey – fears an all-out offensive on Manbij by Turkish forces. The menace degree was heightened when President Trump introduced he was pulling all American troops out of Syria.
A high-level assembly has taken place between Turkey’s defence and overseas ministers with Russian officers in Moscow, with the international locations agreeing to coordinate on preventing what they name terrorism in Syria.
So, what adjustments will we see within the dynamics of the close to eight-year-long battle?
Presenter: Richelle Carey
Mehmet Celik, Managing Editor of Every day Sabah Newspaper.
Dmitri Babich, Political Analyst on the Voice of Russia.
Elias Farhat, Retired Lebanese Military Normal and strategic analyst.