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Syria: Manbij Military Council set up new base with ‘international coalition’ help02:08

Syria: Manbij Military Council set up new base with ‘international coalition’ help

Syrian Arab Republic, Manbij
March 4, 2017 at 01:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

Soldiers of the newly founded 'Manbij Military Council' set up a base in the rural area of Manbij in Aleppo province on Friday, amid armed clashed between several militant factions. The maneuver follows the council vowing to hand over villages to the west of Manbij to the Syrian army, in order to stop Turkish-backed forces from taking them.

According to reports, the United States is deploying servicemen to set up a military base in Manbij. Shrfan Darwesh of the Manbij Military Council said that the forces were set up with the help of an 'international coalition'. "With their support, we were able to found our forces, especially since they provide our forces with training and ammunition," Darwesh added.

Darwesh affirmed, however, that the council's main fight is against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). "To the other fronts we say, we have no animosity towards anyone," he added.

Manbij, the second largest city in the Aleppo governorate, had witnessed a 73 day campaign by the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) of which the council is a part of, who with help from the US air power in 2016, ousted IS from the city they had controlled since 2014.

Syria: Manbij Military Council set up new base with ‘international coalition’ help02:08
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Soldiers of the newly founded 'Manbij Military Council' set up a base in the rural area of Manbij in Aleppo province on Friday, amid armed clashed between several militant factions. The maneuver follows the council vowing to hand over villages to the west of Manbij to the Syrian army, in order to stop Turkish-backed forces from taking them.

According to reports, the United States is deploying servicemen to set up a military base in Manbij. Shrfan Darwesh of the Manbij Military Council said that the forces were set up with the help of an 'international coalition'. "With their support, we were able to found our forces, especially since they provide our forces with training and ammunition," Darwesh added.

Darwesh affirmed, however, that the council's main fight is against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). "To the other fronts we say, we have no animosity towards anyone," he added.

Manbij, the second largest city in the Aleppo governorate, had witnessed a 73 day campaign by the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) of which the council is a part of, who with help from the US air power in 2016, ousted IS from the city they had controlled since 2014.

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