Latest "manbij military council" stories
A confrontation between the U.S and Turkey, officially NATO allies, would create a geopolitical crisis at the heart of the world’s most powerful military alliance.
Turkish and U.S. troops on Thursday began jointly patrolling areas around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies, Turkey’s defense minister announced.
The U.S. envoy for Syria visited the northern town of Manbij on Monday, where U.S. and Turkish troops could begin conducting joint patrols in the coming days, a Kurdish official said.
The U.S. has now begun training Turkish troops, marking the final step before the two countries begin conducting joint patrols likely later this month around the strategic northern Syrian city of Manbij, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press