US SEEKS TO CREATE TRIBAL MILITIA TO ASSIST SDF

U.S. Forces Patrol Near Manbij

US military attempts to create a tribal militia to create a partner force for the Syrian Democratic Forces, key American ally in Northern Syria.

According to local sources, a meeting between US officers and tribal leaders was held in Khirbet al Rus village near Manbij city last Sunday. The meeting was attended by a large number of elders from Albu Bana (Al Bobana) tribe along with representatives from other Arab tribes present in the area.

Sources added that if the projects turns out as a success, the “tribal army” would report to the US-backed Manbij Military Council.

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