TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army entered the key northern city of Manbij for the first time in six years Friday, media reports said.

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The announcement came moments after Syria's Kurdish militia, left exposed by a US pledge to pull out its own troops.

Meantime, Reuters reported that Syrian Troops have raised Syrian flag in Manbij.

Earlier, the Syrian Kurdish YPG troops called on the government of President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to take control of Manbij to protect the town from the threat of Turkish attacks.

The YPG, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group and has vowed to crush, said its fighters had previously withdrawn from Manbij to fight Daesh (also known as ISIL) in eastern Syria.