- The Kurdish militia YPG has announced that they will withdraw from the northern Syrian border town of Manbij. The YPG showed Wednesday in a statement it would release the troops for the attack on Raqqa, the stronghold of the terrorist group Islamic State.
The US ambassador Brett McGurk said the announcement of the departure of the YPG from Manbij a 'milestone. 'He said the YPG forces will leave as soon as they have trained local units defend against fighters Manbij IS.
Turkey has been pressing hose to dispatch by the YPG in Manbij. Ankara wants the Kurdish armed group retreats to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. Thanksgiving Turkey considers the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers movement PKK.