Kurdish Militia Open Fire at Syrian Army in Manbij

Kurdish militias opened fire at the Syrian Army troops near the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo and killed a soldier, a media outlet reported on Monday.

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily reported that Asayesh, security forces of the Kurdish militia of the Democratic Union, attacked the army men near Manbij, killing a soldier.

It further said that the army men closed off al-Tayehah passageway near Manbij after the attack.

In a similar development in July, a sum of 14 Syrian soldiers were killed in an ambush operation of the Kurds in the town of Qamishli in Hasaka province.

Local sources in Manbij in Eastern Aleppo reported on Thursday that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested over 20 young people in the village of Haj Hossein with the aim of forced recruitment, transferring them to their base in al-Sad region.

They added that the SDF also set up several checkpoints in Manbij to increase recruitment.

Based on reports, the SDF measures against the civilians angered and provoked them to hold daily protest rallies in Manbij.