October 14, 2019 / 5:24 PM / a month ago

Syrian state media says army enters town of Manbij in northern Syria

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Syrian army entered the town of Manbij in northern Syria on Monday, Syrian state TV and news agency said.

On Monday, Russian-backed Syrian government forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria after the Turkish incursion, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier.

Reporting by Ellen Francis

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