Syrian troops enter northern, Kurdish-held town of Manbij Oct 16, 2019 0 190 12345 Beirut: Syrian state forces have entered the northern, Kurdish-held town of Manbij as part of a deal with the Kurds to confront a Turkish incursion after the US withdrew troops. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Syrian troops had entered the town, and footage showing people in Manbij welcoming the troops was broadcast on Syrian state television. Russian state media cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying that the Syrian army had established “full control over Manbij and nearby inhabited communities.” (dpa) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Syria action against militants to continue until ‘objectives achieved’: Turkey’s Erdogan Oct 16, 2019 0 19 HK leader slams US senator for ‘police state’ comment Oct 16, 2019 0 94 Young vote bank drives Tunisia presidential candidate to big win Oct 16, 2019 0 19 HRW warns against mass transfer of IS suspects to Iraq AFP Beirut Human Rights Watch warned European countries on Tuesday against transferring foreign jihadist suspects from prisons in war-torn northeastern Syria to Iraq. The New York-based watchdog expressed concern .. Israeli police release Palestinian officials Jerusalem: Israeli police have released the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem and a local Fatah official after arresting them and questioning them for hours, their lawyer said on Tuesday. Police arrested governor .. Wreckage found of missing DR Congo plane: Aid agency Kananga: Search teams have found wreckage from a government cargo plane that went missing last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior aid worker said Tuesday. The wreck of the Antonov 72 was found in Sankuru ..