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June 18, 2018 10:04 am

NTV: Turkish Forces Enter Outskirts of Syria’s Manbij as Part of Deal With US

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Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army are deployed in Afrin, Syria on March 18, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi.

Turkish military forces have entered the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal agreed with the United States, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Monday, citing local sources.

Earlier this month Ankara and Washington endorsed a roadmap for the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from Manbij, including the deployment of Turkish and US forces into the region to secure the area.

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