Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department in Washington, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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A Syrian Kurdish militia announced Tuesday it was pulling out of a key northern Syrian town, a move that could ease a serious rift between NATO allies United States and Turkey.The two countries have been at odds over the future of north Syria since the U.S. began supporting a Kurdish militia known as the YPG to fight back against the rapidly expanding Daesh, the Islamic State group (ISIS), in 2014 . Turkey has been pushing the U.S. to cast the YPG out of Manbij since the militia helped capture the town from Daesh in 2016 . After Turkey seized another town Afrin from the YPG, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expand operations to Manbij, but U.S. troops stationed in Manbij have served as a deterrent.It was not immediately clear what will happen to the U.S.-supported Manbij Military Council that currently administers the town.
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