French troops spotted patrolling Syria’s PKK-occupied Manbij
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French troops spotted patrolling Syria’s PKK-occupied Manbij

A convoy of French and U.S. troops that was deployed from the American military base in Kobani entered the northern Syrian city of Manbij

News Service Yeni Şafak

As talks between Turkey and the U.S. over the withdrawal of Peoples’ Protection Unit (YPG) terrorists from Manbij continue, French troops that were sent to Manbij following Operation Olive Branch were spotted in the YPG/PKK-occupied city for the first time as footage showed them patrolling Manbij alongside U.S. troops and PKK/YPG terrorists.

A convoy of French and U.S. troops that was deployed from the American military base in Kobani entered the northern Syrian city of Manbij.

The convoy was made up of ten Humvees, long-range missile launchers, radar and communications equipment, and medium weapons.

American and French fighter jets are also said to be on alert to fly to PKK-occupied Manbij.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria and stated that after the area was cleared of terrorists Manbij would follow.

In April, reports claimed that the French army was planning to increase its presence in northern Syria, as 50 senior French soldiers arrived aboard four planes in Syria’s Manbij, and held meetings with terrorists from the PKK-affiliated YPG, according to reports.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.

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