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Syrian government troops enter key northern city of Manbij: State Media

AFP , Monday 14 Oct 2019
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather around a Turkish army US-made M60 tank
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather around a Turkish army US-made M60 tank in the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border on October 14, 2019. (Photo: AFP)
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Syrian regime troops entered the key Syrian city of Manbij, state news agency SANA said Monday, after Damascus deployed troops to the country's north to contain a days-long Turkish offensive.

A local official in Manbij, controlled by a military council linked to the Kurdish administration, confirmed the report and that troops had "entered and deployed on frontlines".

Turkey's Syrian proxies massed on the western edges of the area on Monday ahead of a planned assault.

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