Vehicles from the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group patrol the town of Rmelane in Syria's Hassakeh province on June 5, 2018. AFP / Delil souleiman
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The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Tuesday its military advisers would leave Syria's Manbij, a day after Turkey and the United States reached an agreement for administering the area that includes a longstanding Turkish demand that the YPG withdraw.There was no immediate comment from the YPG on whether they would agree.Ankara has been angered by U.S. support for the YPG-dominated Syrian Defense Forces in northern Syria and pledged earlier this year to drive the Kurdish militants from Manbij, raising the possibility of confrontation with U.S. forces stationed alongside them. The Pentagon has long feared Manbij could become a flashpoint in Syria, with U.S.-backed forces who cleared the city of Daesh fighters clashing with Turkish forces.
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