Kremlin welcomes return of Syrian Kurdish territories to Damascus

Reuters , Friday 28 Dec 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

Russia welcomes the return of Kurdish territories in Syria to the control of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, the Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, after Damascus said its forces had entered the town of Manbij.

“This is a positive trend,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call. Russia is a staunch ally of Assad in the Syrian conflict.

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