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Syria’s Manbij Military Council rejects a Turkish military presence

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Syria’s Manbij Military Council, a militia allied to US backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Wednesday that the People’s protection Unit- a Syrian Kurdish force better known as YPG and fights among SDF- will pull out its military advisers from Manbij in the coming few days.

Furthermore, Manbij Military Council rejected any Turkish military presence in the region.

The council added in a statement that its forces can secure the borders of Manbij from any external threats.

The fate of Manbij is a disputed topic between the United States and Turkey which consider YPG a terrorist group.

But on Tuesday both Washington and Ankara agreed on a road map for Manbij, both saying that the YPG will withdraw its military advisers.

Turkey has slammed the US support for YPG dominated SDF pledging earlier this year to drive the Kurdish group out of Manbij even if it has to face a military confrontation with American forces in the region.