"We're working with Turkey to have a safe zone along the Turkish border," Syria envoy Jame Jeffery says.
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.
Brett McGurk, who served in the post for three years, resigned on December 22, following Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria. The move also saw a resignation from defence chief James Mattis.
The Trump administration’s decision to completely withdraw troops from Syria comes after Turkey’s plans to carry out an operation against the YPG east of the Euphrates river. This is how it came about:
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
A US special envoy to Syria recently held a meeting with the Kurdish opposition to the YPG in Turkey's south, sparking speculations about Washington’s long-term goals.
There is "evidence" that chemical weapons are being prepared by Syria in the northwest, US adviser James Jeffrey says, as the world waits for Turkey, Russia and Iran to prevent Assad's regime from launching an all-out, devastating attack on Idlib.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2020 TRT World.