US-allied militia says to hand over villages to Syrian government

Reuters , Thursday 2 Mar 2017

Syria
File Photo: A road sign shows the direction to Manbij city, as seen from the western entrance of the city, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria June 19, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)

A US-allied militia in northern Syria said on Thursday it had agreed to hand over villages on the front line with Turkey-backed rebels to Syrian government control under an agreement with Russia.

The villages are located west of the town of Manbij and have been a focus of fighting in recent days between the Turkey-backed rebels and the Manbij Military COuncil, the U.S.-allied militia.

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