Syrian government troops enter key northern city of Manbij: State Media
AFP, , Monday 14 Oct 2019

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.