Updates from Manbij region | December 27th 2018 | Syria

According to the source, the Syrian military sent their elite 106th Brigade of the Republican Guard to the western outskirts of Manbij this week.

The 106th Brigade was involved in several battles across the Aleppo and Hama provinces prior to their redeployment to the western countryside of Manbij.

Similar to the other Republican Guard units, the 106th Brigade often acts independent of the Syrian Arab Army troops that are present at the front-lines.

The Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have yet to reach an agreement on Manbij; however, Damascus believes a deal will be made before the Turkish military launches their operation.