Turkish, US forces start joint Syria patrols

Turkish, US forces start joint Syria patrols

Kurdish news agency Hawar News reported that the joint patrols took place 19 kilometers from the city with three United States and three Turkish vehicles, starting from the village of Arab Hassan.

The two countries have been working to avert direct confrontation, even as Turkey aims to crush the Kurdish YPG militia.

The city is controlled by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers a terrorist group.

Since June 18, the Turkish Armed Forces have carried out 68 individual patrols in Manbij.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have announced a pause in their campaign against ISIS following clashes between the SDF and Turkish forces, according to two US military officials and a statement from the SDF.

Turkey's state-run news agency says the Turkish military has shelled positions held by USA -backed Kurdish fighters across the border east of the Euphrates River in Syria, killing four Kurdish fighters and wounding six others.

Since June, U.S. and Turkish forces had conducted more than 60 of what the Pentagon has called "coordinated but independent" patrols in the area.

A Reuters journalist saw a convoy of six military vehicles, some flying the USA flag and others flying the Turkish flag, driving on Thursday about 20 km from Manbij city. Ankara has always been voicing that it will not allow a terror corridor along its borders and asking for an acceleration in the implementation of the Manbij deal with the U.S.

His remarks came a day after the Turkish forces shelled positions of the Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

The SDF has been on crushing offensive against IS in the eastern Euphrates since September 10, but the terror-designated group succeeded in a counter-offensive recently to recapture all fallen areas from the SDF. They said one girl died after being hit.

As part of the roadmap, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the time said the agreement would ensure the YPG leaves Manbij, then Turkey and the USA would work together to establish a local security structure and decide who will govern the city.

An official with a USA -backed militia says joint U.S.

With its message "if you can not prevent Turkey, we can not last in Deir ez-Zor", it aims to gain sympathy and support of the USA army.

The US-led coalition fighting the IS has conducted scores of air and artillery strikes in recent weeks as it has sought to drive the group from its last stronghold east of the Euphrates River in Syria, CNN reported on Thursday.

The SDF says it lost 14 fighters, while the Observatory says the death toll was much higher.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United Sates and the European Union, has its headquarters in the Kandil Mountains.

On Wednesday, the SDF said the Turkish attacks had forced it to suspend its US-backed campaign against IS near the Iraqi border.

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