City in Aleppo Governorate, Syria

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Manbij: City in Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Manbij, is a city in the northeast of Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria, 30 kilometers (19 mi) west of the Euphrates. In the 2004 census by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Manbij had a population of nearly 100,000. The population of Manbij is largely Arab, with Kurdish, Circassian and Chechen minorities. Many of its residents practice Naqshbandi Sufism.


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Turkey agreed with Russia to have an observation area on the northwestern part of Syria's Manbij to protect the area, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
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Erdogan says Syrian army attack killed one Turkish soldier in Manbij

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that an attack from the northern Syrian town of Manbij earlier in the day that killed one Turkish soldier was launched by Syrian government forces in..
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Turkey pushes offensive in Syria, despite sanctions and calls to stop

Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was..
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Russia says Syria in control of area around Manbij town: Ifax

Syrian forces have taken control of an area of more than 1,000 square kilometers around the northeastern Syrian town of Manbij, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Russian Ministry of..
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Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Syrian troops move on Manbij

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U.S. coalition: 'We are out' of Syria's Manbij

The U.S.-led coalition said its forces left Manbij in northern Syria on Tuesday, after state media said the Syrian army had entered the town.
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One Turkish soldier was killed and eight others were wounded on Tuesday after an attack by Kurdish fighters from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, Turkey's defense ministry said, adding that at least..
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Syrian rebel force: it was mostly Kurdish militants who entered Manbij

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels said forces that entered the city of Manbij in northern Syria on Tuesday were said to be from the Syrian government but were mostly Kurdish militants.
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Syrian army deploys in northern Syria city of Manbij: Syrian state TV

Syrian government troops have deployed inside the northern city of Manbij, Syria's Ikhbariya state TV said on Tuesday.
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Erdogan signals Turkish operation to Syria's Manbij

President Tayyip Erdogan signaled on Monday that Turkey aims to drive Kurdish-led fighters from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, after Syrian Kurdish officials struck a deal with the Syrian..
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U.S., Turkey committed to accelerated progress on roadmap for Syria's Manbij: statement

The United States and Turkey are committed to accelerated and concrete progress on the roadmap agreed upon for the northern Syrian town of Manbij, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Wednesday.
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