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Manbij villages will be handed to Syria government in coming days - local official
March 2, 2017 / 11:43 AM / 9 months ago

Manbij villages will be handed to Syria government in coming days - local official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Villages controlled by the Manbij Military Council will be handed to the Syrian government in the coming days under a deal agreed with Russia, an official from the council said on Thursday.

A road sign that shows the direction to Manbij city is seen in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria March 1, 2017. Picture taken March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

The Manbij Military Council is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of U.S.-allied militias including the powerful Kurdish YPG, which is fighting against Islamic State group but is regarded by Turkey as a militant organisation.

Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Gareth Jones

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