Mattis: US Won’t Follow Turkey’s Demands On Syria’s Manbij

The US Defense Minister James Mattis said Washington will not withdraw its forces from the city of Manbij in the North of Syria.

He said that concerning Turkey’s pressure on Manbij issue the situation hasn’t changed yet. According to the politician Washington understands Ankara’s alarm at this, but the United States are aimed at pressing the Islamic State terrorist organization and continue the military campaing against it.

Though Ankara is going to move its forces deeper into Syria’s territory fighting another ‘terrorist organization’ – the Kurdish PKK.

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