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Kremlin Welcomes Return of Syrian Kurdish Territories to Assad

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Russia welcomes the return of Kurdish territories in Syria to the control of President Bashar al-Assad's government, the Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, after Damascus said its forces had entered the town of Manbij.

"This is a positive trend," spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call.

Russia is a staunch ally of Assad in the Syrian conflict.

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