Prior to an impending Offensive the Turkey in Northern Syria, the Syrian army moved troops into the Kurdish militia YPG-controlled town of Manbij. The General command of the army announced on Friday that the troops of their obligation to fulfill, the state sovereignty on the entire Syrian territory.

The American military has objected to the information from Damascus, however, that the Syrian army had invaded the Northern Syrian city of Manbij. The American-led coalition have no signs of a military change of leadership in Manbij, said the spokesman of the Central command, Earl Brown, on Friday in Washington.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been long threatened with an Offensive against the YPG in the Region of Manbij, but last week, for the first time moved.

In the event of an actual Einrückens in the Northern Syrian city, it would be the first Time in six years that the Syrian armed forces in the 30 kilometers from the Turkish border distant city. The Syrian national flag had been hoisted, said an army spokesman in the Syrian state television. The greatest profiteer of the critical situation between the Kurds and Turkey, the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, had on the Northern Syrian areas have little access. This could be a turning point in the Syria war. But which actors relate to the conflict within the country and who pursues which interests? An Overview.

Syrian government

Assad’s supporters dominate almost the whole of the Western part of the country, from Aleppo in the North, through the centre of the capital Damascus to the city of Daraa in the South, where the uprising in the spring of 2011 had begun. Pro-government forces dominate the largest part of the remaining inhabitants and the main cities. While Assad is based not only on the regular armed forces, but also on allies. To do this, local militias, which are often commanded by war lords, as well as from the Iranian-backed by foreign Shia militias such as Hezbollah from Lebanon. Russia’s armed forces in support of Assad with air attacks.


One of their last remaining strongholds of the Region around the city of Idlib in Northwest Syria. One of the strongest armed groups in the organization Tahrir al-sham (HTS), which formerly belonged to the terrorist network Al-Qaeda. In the field, more than a million people who have fled from other regions of the Assad-forces of life. The humanitarian situation is difficult.


in Common with a Sunni Syrian rebels by Ankara’s troops dominate an area to the North of Idlib in and around the city of Afrin. The Turkish army was here invaded in the spring, and had expelled the Kurdish militia YPG. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now threatening a new Offensive against the Kurds further to the East in Northern Syria.