Analysis: Why is the Syrian city of Manbij so important?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent government troops to the flashpoint town of Manbij as Turkish TV reports on a convoy of Turkish military vehicles heading for the country’s border with Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government views the Kurdish militia in northern Syria as terrorists, and Kurdish forces have been left vulnerable after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will pull all US troops out of Syria.

Is a Turkish military assault on Kurdish forces on the horizon?


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