Turkey's Defence Minister recently announced that the United States and Turkey were set to begin joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij this week as part of a so-called "roadmap" agreement for the city, now held by the SDF-affiliated Manbij Military Council.
The U.S. -led coalition, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), said in a statement that the combined patrols allow U.S. -led coalition and Turkish military to complement the local security structure for security and stability in Manbij.
Over the past two years, Turkish forces have already swept into Syria to push YPG fighters out of territory west of the Euphrates in two separate military campaigns.
The SDF now controls more than a quarter of Syrian territory after its Kurdish dominated forces beat back IS jihadists with United States support over the past three years.
U.S. Central Command said in a news release that a ground force commander agreed on by both countries will lead the joint patrols.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan and US President Donald Trump discussed Manbij and the wider situation in Syria in a phone call on Thursday, Erdogan's office stated.
"After Manbij, our next venue will be east of the Euphrates", Akar pointed out.
The Turkish government has always been seeking the YPG withdrawal from Manbij over security concerns, as it regards the YPG as an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), blacklisted by Ankara as a terrorist organization.
Those Kurdish militia fighters, known as the People's Protection Units (YPG), are bolstered by Washington as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) countering IS. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces "temporarily" suspended offensive actions against ISIS in response to cross-border attacks by Turkey, Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the US -led coalition fighting the jihadi group, said on Twitter on Thursday.
Following an exchange of cross-border fire, Turkish police seized a vehicle carrying more than 545 pounds of explosives in the southeastern province of Mardin, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The US has worked closely with the YPG in the fight against ISIS in Syria, straining relations between Washington and Ankara. The campaign against ISIS "is not over and that fight remains hard", he said. The Turkish defense ministry later said the Kurdish militia fired on Turkish targets and that Turkish troops retaliated, killing 10 fighters. Joint patrols are considered a way to tamp down potential violence between the various groups in the region.
As a result of the road map, the Manbij Military Council announced in July that all Kurdish militia who were associated with YPG had left. Turkey, however, still wants Kurdish forces in Manbij to withdraw from the town.
The presentation stated that the character is still in development and will be available several months after the game launches. The Nintendo Direct is still live, so we will update this post with more news as it comes.
In the last quarter, revenue grew to $1.96 billion compared to $1.95 billion for the same period previous year . Nintendo has previously said it will release another smartphone title, Mario Kart Tours, sometime before April.
In response, Grande subtweeted Davidson, writing, "For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh". Davidson performed at a benefit show in Los Angeles last month and joked to the crowd, "Anybody looking for a roommate?"
But the report advised Rwanda to improve its process of dealing with construction permits, an area where it ranked 106 globally. Jaitley also said the impact of GST has not been entirely accounted for in the ranking due to an early cut off date.
Punters are hoping champion mare Winx can make history on Saturday and claim her fourth straight Cox Plate victory. But, when asked how she pulled up, Chris Waller tells Alan Jones his horse is doing just fine.
Indian public refineries like Mangalore has also been buying Iranian oil but not in the numbers that they were earlier. India has held several rounds of conversations with the US, Iran and and other stakeholders on the issue.
The authorities contend that the bribes and kickbacks were paid to secure 1MDB's bond underwriting business for the bank. Low, the alleged mastermind of a scheme to siphon billions of dollars from the fund, was charged in absentia .
Sophia Mason said of the encounter, "It looks like it was a dispute over the parking spot, and the person in custody punched him". In case you've forgotten, Baldwin's anger has always been a source of news regarding the mediocre Trump impressionist.
In summer 2010, Graham considered introducing a constitutional amendment to change existing law to end birthright citizenship . What's even scarier is that even if he decides to sign an "executive order", there is no branch of government to stop him.
One month on, where is Jamal Khashoggi's body?
The U.S.is urging Saudi Arabia to locate Khashoggi's body and return it to his family as soon as possible. The phone call is reported to have taken place on 9 October, a week after Khashoggi disappeared.
China bus plunged off bridge after woman attacked driver
Rescue teams, including more than 70 salvage vessels, underwater drones and floating cranes, were sent to the site. In response, the driver takes a hand off the steering wheel and grapples with the woman for a couple of seconds.
Trump, Oprah go head to head on US campaign trail
Shortly after her speech, Winfrey posted videos on Instagram of herself going door to door canvassing for Abrams. Abrams is running on a campaign that includes Medicaid expansion, and "common-sense gun control", Winfrey noted.
Dow Jones falls 245 due to new China tariff fears
The Shanghai Composite index rebounded 1.2 percent to 2,573.33 and South Korea's Kospi picked up 1.3 percent to 2,021.82. The euro fell to $1.1390 from $1.1412.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 sank 0.2 percent and Seoul's Kospi lost 1.5 percent.
Carabao Cup quarter-final draw: Arsenal to host Spurs
Arsene Wenger says taking charge of a Premier League club would be "odd" after teasing a return to management early next year. Wenger added he will "certainly not" manage in England again out of respect for Arsenal .