January 13, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MANBIJ, Syria – Yesterday a huge number of Syrians in the northern city of Manbij went out to protest against Kurdish administration over the district after two civilians were killed by Kurdish forces.
This comes as just moments ago Turkish President Erdogan threatened to invade and expel the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from Manbij. Full details of Erdogan’s invasion speech can be read here.
Abd al-Hanan Mohamad al-Moahamd and Abod Hussain al-Mjanan were arrested by Kurdish authorities and were later tortured, killed and decapitated with their bodies dumped.
In response, the Bu Bana tribe, in which the men belonged to, have held a meeting today to figure out how to respond to this aggression.
No details of that meeting have been released yet.
This spells dangerous times for the Kurdish forces who occupy this area of northern Syria as Erdogan has said if they are not removed within a week, the Turkish military will intervene. This would also provide an opportunity for the Bu Bana tribe to seek revenge and could potentially see Arab tribes side with invading Turkish forces to expel the Kurdish occupiers.