Kurdish PYD, YPG militants leaving Syria’s Manbij
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.6
The militants of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) are leaving Syria’s Manbij city, said Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He made the remarks at the meeting with the US President Barack Obama during the G20 summit in China, the Hurriyet newspaper reported citing a diplomatic source.
During the meeting, Erdogan pointed out that the Free Syrian Army units will be deployed to the territory of the liberated Syrian city.
Turkish Air Force launched an operation Aug.24 with support of the coalition aircraft to liberate Syria’s Jarabulus city from the militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group. The operation was dubbed the “Shield of the Euphrates”.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.