Turkish, U.S. military officials reach agreement on plan for Syria’s Manbij

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Turkish, U.S. military officials reach agreement on plan for Syria's Manbij

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish and U.S. military officials reached agreement on a plan for the Syrian city of Manbij at a meeting in Stuttgart this week and decided to present it to the countries’ leaders ahead of further talks, the Turkish armed forces said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Residents carry buckets as they cross a damaged street near blue sheets used as a cover from snipers in Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said

The two countries said on June 4 they had endorsed a roadmap which envisages the withdrawal from Manbij of the Kurdish YPG militia, seen as a terrorist organization by Ankara.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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