“Michel Israel from the US state of California, also known as Robin Akri, and Antoun Lesjek, also known as Vazana Juan, from Germany were killed in the Turkish air raids on Kurdish positions in the Western part of Manbij city on November 26,” the council announced.
The council declined to reveal any further detail about the two, including their mission in Northern Syria. Both the US and German armies have deployed spies and military trainers in Northern Syria.
In late November, Spokesman of Manbij Military Council Sherfan Dervish voiced his forces’ readiness to fight against the ISIL terrorists and Turkish army in Aleppo province in Northern Syria.
“After the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) left Manbij, the city’s military council is ready to repel any possible attack by the ISIL and Turkey,” Dervish told FNA.
He noted that the SDF’s mission in Manbij ended as per an agreement signed by the two sides, adding that the SDF forces have returned to their previous positions.