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Turkey starts joint patrols with U.S. forces in Syria's Manbij

November 1, 2018 3:29 PM
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ISTANBUL/MANBIJ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. forces began joint patrols on Thursday in the Manbij region of northern Syria, which has been a source of friction between Ankara and Washington in recent years.

Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar confirmed the start of the patrols in Manbij, about 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border.

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