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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

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

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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