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Kremlin welcomes reports of Syrian army gaining control of Manbij

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Syrian army soldiers raising the flag
Moscow welcomes the reports that the Syrian government troops have gained control of Manbij earlier held by Kurdish formations, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, commenting on the corresponding report by Syria’s General Staff.

"No doubt, this is a positive step towards stabilizing the situation," TASS news agency quoted the spokesman as saying. 

The expansion of the zone of the Syrian government troops’ control "is a positive trend," Peskov stressed.

The news agency SANA earlier reported citing a spokesman for Syria’s General Staff that the government troops entered the city of Manbij on Friday and hoisted the Syrian national flag. 

The statement says the Syrian servicemen will ensure security for all the residents of Manbij and its surrounding region. 
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