Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Syria condemns US, Turkish presence in northern city Manbij

Syria condemns US, Turkish presence in northern city Manbij

In corporation with USA troops, Turkish armed forces have begun patrolling the Kurdish-held city of Manbij in northern Syria on Monday, in conformance with a United States agreement to reduce tensions in the region.

Ankara and Washington had agreed to a roadmap on June 4th for the withdrawal of the YPG terror group from Syria's Manbij and for U.S. and Turkish forces to carry out patrols in line with the agreed-upon deal.

Earlier in June, Turkey and the US reached an agreement for the implementation of a roadmap that envisages the gradual withdrawal of the USA -allied Kurdish militia from the town. "These patrols are not joint".

The Turkish army earlier in the day announced the start of patrols in Manbij by both countries' troops in line with a previously agreed roadmap for eliminating terrorists and stabilizing the area.

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Turkey does not want any presence of the Kurdish forces near its border, while the US has for long supported the Kurdish forces in its fight against the militant group Islamic State. The People's Protection Units [YPG] terrorist organization in Manbij is the same as the Syrian regime soldiers.

"On the Manbij side there are Manbij military council and coalition forces doing patrols", Muhammad Abu Adel told Reuters, adding that Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies were patrolling the other side.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has granted citizenship to thousands of refugees who have fled the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Turkey considers the YPG an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency since the 1980s.

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