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Turkey, US ink 90-day agreement on Syria

Maghaweir al Thowra conducts a security patrol near At Tanf, Syria. (Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Connor)

Turkey and the US have signed a 90-day agreement on the withdrawal of the PYD/YPG units from Syria’s Manbij city, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, Turkish media reported June 16.

The prime minister said that according to the agreement, the PYD/YPG must leave Manbij within 90 days.

“If the PYD/YPG terrorists don’t leave Manbij, Turkey will launch a military operation in the city, as it was done earlier in Afrin and in the al-Bab district,” he noted.

On June 4, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed a road map on the Syrian Manbij during talks in Washington.

Earlier, Pompeo and Cavusoglu met in Brussels and discussed the Operation Olive Branch, as well as other issues.

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On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

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