From Eric C. Anderson, summarizing tweets this afternoon from Elijah J. Magnierat https://twitter.com/ejmalrai:
The Syrian Army is in Manbij now. Another Syrian Army force heading towards the Turkish advance supported by Syrian Kurds.
It only needed the announcement of the US withdrawal to put the end of the war in Syria on a fast track in no time.
Kurds agreed on all requested points by Damascus and Russia is the guarantor. Kurds have become part of the Syrian security allied forces. The Syrian Army agreed to take in hand all ISIS prisoners, families and those on the run. Europe will have to deal with Damascus now.
Breaking news: Syrian Army forces prepared to take control of Ayn al-Arab this evening.
FYI: SAA maintains forces in Qamishli along with some allies.
This situation – the withdrawal of US forces and its behaviour with Kurds after years of battles on the ground – will tremendously help Russia in confirming its credibility and commitment toward its allies and truthful partnership as a substitute to the untrustworthy US.
Important: The advance of the Syrian Army doesn’t mean a clash with the Turkish forces. Russia is reaching a comprehensive agreement with Turkey and Damascus to halt the military operation as soon as possible.
The main target is reached: the US forces out of Syria. Turkey feared a well-armed and powerful YPG, the PKK Syrian branch, previously supplied/protected by the US. Now that the US is pulling out, Damascus shall not allow any attack or threat against Turkey and won’t accept an independent Rojava. Adana agreement is back on track
Tweets compiled by TTG at “Sic Semper Tyrannis”