Turkey: Joint patrols with US forces in Syria’s Manbij to begin imminently

Turkish soldiers accompanied by armoured vehicles patrolling the city of Manbij in northern Syria. (AFP)

Training for joint patrols between Turkish and US forces in Syria’s Manbij has been completed, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by state-owned Anadolu news agency on Tuesday, adding that patrols would begin imminently.

“The training process has been completed and joint patrols will begin today or tomorrow,” he said, adding that after Manbij, Turkey would focus on the area east of the Euphrates River.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53