18:39 GMT +311 December 2018
Listen Live
    A Syrian shepherd herds his flock, as he passes in front of a newly installed U.S. position near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    WATCH Kurdish Fighters Reveal the Reason for US Base in Manbij

    © AP Photo / Hussein Malla
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    101347

    As US armed forces bolster their presence in Syria’s north, their Kurdish allies reveal the real reason for this deployment and for the construction of US military installations in the region.

    Two Syrian Democratic Forces fighters posted near a new US military base in Manbij told Ruptly video agency that the SDF coordinates its activities with US troops against Turkish operations in the region.

    The fighters explained that the base was established a year ago in order to ward off a potential Turkish offensive.

    One of the fighters declared that the US forces are ready to tackle any threat and that if the Turkish military attempts an attack, the US-led coalition would definitely rush to the aid of its Kurdish allies.

    Earlier local media outlets reported that the US-led coalition forces established yet another base on Syrian soil, to the northwest of the city of Manbij in Aleppo province and deployed about 200 servicemen with armored support in the area.

    READ MORE: US, French, British Forces Beefing Up Presence in Manbij – Kurdish Commanders

    Rezan Gilo, the joint chief of defense in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), also told Sputnik that the international coalition led by the US is building new bases in northern Syria and that Manbij serves as a coordination hub between the coalition and the SDF.

    Related:

    Erdogan Vows to Continue Operation in Syria Until Kurds Leave Manbij
    Kurds' Interaction with US Has Greatly Undermined Trust of Damascus – Analyst
    Violent Clashes Between US-Backed Kurds and Locals Reported in Raqqa (WATCH)
    Tags:
    presence, goal, military base, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), US military, Manbij, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik