The Manbij road map primarily focuses on the withdrawal of the PKK-affiliated YPG terror group from the city in order to create a safe zone for refugees in the northern Syria.
Beaten and battered in urban areas of Iraq and Syria, Daesh has re-emerged in small towns around Iraq's Euphrates River Valley with local tribesmen and police incurring their wrath.
The United Nations said some 3,000 people fled Syria’s northeastern province of Deir Ezzor last week, but at least 84 people, most of them children, died on the way to the Al Hol refugee camp in a neighbouring province.
In a televised interview, Turkey's President Erdogan also floated the idea of visiting Washington after March, adding that the European Council’s decision on whether ascension talks with Turkey should be shelved “has no bearing”.
After a meeting with Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in Pentagon, Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, also said that the US authorities agreed on working to avoid any delay on Manbij roadmap in northern Syria.
Turkey has vowed to carry out a counterterrorist operation in Syria, east of the Euphrates, following two similar successful operations since 2016.
Nearly 2,000 civilians are being prevented from escaping as remnants of the terror group remain holed up in Deir Ezzor province. The tactics of the YPG-dominated SDF backed by the US-led coalition have come under fire for civilian deaths.
At least 34 people wounded as regime targets 13 populated areas in towns of Khan Shaykhoun and Marra al Numan in Idlib province countryside, the civil defense agency says.
Ankara has promised a cross-border operation and a safe zone east of the Euphrates in Syria and says the operation would not only secure Turkey's national interests but allow displaced and refugee families to return home.
Death tolls creep up in air strikes and clashes over the last four days.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announces a joint "task force" between Ankara and Washington to focus on the coordinated withdrawal of US troops from war-torn Syria.
Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says Ankara will continue efforts to provide stability in neighbouring Syria.
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