US: ‘Turkish soldiers will not go into Manbij’

Source:Kurdistan24 Date:24Jun2018

Despite the start of the implementation of the “roadmap” for the Syrian city of Manbij—endorsed in a June 4 meeting between US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu—Turkish forces will not enter Manbij itself.

Col. Sean Ryan, Spokesman for the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), formally known as Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), spoke to Pentagon reporters on Tuesday, via teleconference from Baghdad.

“I can tell you that Turkish soldiers will not go into Manbij,” Ryan said.