Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have sent extra troops towards the city of Manbij in coordination with the militia that controls it, a militia spokesman said, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said they were preparing to attack it.
Turkey is reportedly trying to coordinate with the American government and Russian Federation its efforts to push the YPG, considered terrorists by Ankara, out of the territory it controls in northern Syria, which lies along the Turkish border, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared Tuesday.
The PKK is blacklisted as a terrorist group by Ankara, the United States and the European Union.
Syrian government forces have entered the country's northern border region of Manbij controlled by Kurdish fighters, local sources told Al Jazeera and Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency. Cavusoglu told Turkish media during a briefing that Ankara has "the power to neutralise (IS) alone" amid fears that a USA pull-out will hurt the fight against Islamic State.
Trump announced last week that he intends to withdraw the USA troops, who have been part of a coalition battling the Islamic State, claiming victory over the terror group.
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The YPG serves as the military backbone of the SDF.
"We closely coordinate our views and the implementation of a concrete policy in Syria with our Turkish colleagues", Zakharova added.
A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of SDF, arrived in Russian Federation last week for talks. The French military has stationed fighter jets in Jordan and artillery along the Syrian border in Iraq as part of the coalition, as well as an undisclosed number of special forces on the ground.
Critics of Trump's decision fear that thousands of IS extremist members are still thought to be in Syria, despite Trump's claim of having defeated IS.
Trump's shock order came after Erdogan convinced him that Turkey could eliminate the last remaining pockets of ISIS after the jihadists suffered a series of military defeats. "It would be a bitter choice, but certainly better than a Turkish invasion", an official with the People's Protection Units (YPG), the main Kurdish group in Syria, told VOA last week on condition of anonymity.
In the meantime, Turkey has been working to strengthen its military position both along the Syrian border and by proxy forces already inside the country.
He subsequently said the United States withdrawal would be coordinated with Turkey, who would take over the reins of the war on ISIS.
Mulvaney said the president "is entitled to have a secretary of defense who is committed to that same end". Historically when a secretary has resigned , he has stayed on until a successor is confirmed.
There is no question that the government shutdown is a "Nancy Pelosi" problem, and it will have to be solved by Democrats, Sen. Capitol on Saturday afternoon to make an offer to the chamber's top Democrat , Chuck Schumer of NY .
Rather than work around the clock, as in past shutdowns , the leaders of the House and the Senate effectively closed shop. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer voted for the Secure Fence Act, which passed the Senate on an 80-19 vote.
They are accused of stealing intellectual property and other data from dozens of companies in various countries. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the move was being made to rebuff "China's economic aggression".
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He went on: "Let's assume we get a deal, I think Theresa May [.] will go whenever we tap her on the shoulder after March". That's one more than voted for her in 2016 (when there were around a dozen more Conservative MPs).
The Canadian government said it saw no explicit link to the Huawei case, but analysts had predicted retaliation from Beijing. Huawei and China deny these assertions and counter that US security claims are an effort to hurt its business.
Aaron Trejo was charged as an adult with murder in the killing of Breana Rouhselang , whose body was discovered yesterday. Police continued to search the area for her and ultimately found her body in a dumpster behind a business, Arendt said.
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