Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

A Syrian Kurdish militia is to withdraw its forces from the northern town of Manbij and move them east of the River Euphrates, as demanded by Turkey.
The Popular Protection Units (YPG) said it had finished training local security units in Manbij, which it captured from Islamic State militants in August.
YPG fighters based there will join the US-backed offensive on IS-held Raqqa.
Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist organisation and an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
It has repeatedly called for YPG fighters to be moved east of the Euphrates.
Turkey has vowed to... read more

16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC

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