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The U.S. has a few hundred special operations forces embedded with the Syria Democratic Forces and wants the alliance to lead the march on Raqqa. In Manbij, "the U.S.is raising a flag, Russian Federation is raising a flag nearby; things have turned into a flag competition", he said.

The U.S. already has a standing agreement with Moscow to avoid accidental clashes between both countries' air forces operating in the skies above Syria. A video posted on social media Wednesday morning showed USA armed Arab fighters allied to the Kurds using an antitank missile to destroy a military vehicle belonging to the Arab fighters allied to Turkey. Photos of McGurk's visit to Kobani surfaced on social media and he was seen meeting with former PKK fighters in Syria.

"So, it's highly unlikely for Turkey to take such a step now", he added.

The group said it delivered food and other supplies including clothes and blankets to between 350,000 and 500,000 Syrians across the border in Syria each month.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressing a campaign rally in the Turkish capital Ankara, reiterated his readiness to confront the Kurdish forces.

At the first press briefing held under Trump, the US State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday that American troops are based in Manbij area in northern Syria to send a message that all forces should remain focused on the fight against ISIS.

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The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the military chiefs talked about "the current situation in the fight against terrorist organizations in Syria in the context of raising the efficiency of confronting all terrorist organizations in the future".

Binali Yildirim, speaking at a news conference in Ankara, said a risk of clashes would emerge if there was not full coordination.

"Our plan is very clear, but the negotiation process is going on", Kalin said, referring to a trilateral meeting between U.S., Russian and Turkish military chiefs this week.

The Kurds don't like ISIS and the Turkish-backed troops.

Top Turkish officials have said time and again that towns the Turkish troops capture on the Syrian soil will be handed over to local people rather than the Syrian government forces.

The volatile situation in and around Manbij is worrisome for the USA on several levels, including a concern that additional conflict there could detract from US efforts to mold a Syrian opposition force capable of recapturing Raqqa, the IS self-declared capital.

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The PYD is generally regarded as political wing of the YPG, and the two designations are often used interchangeably.

"The U.S.is working for the formation of a federal Syria", maintained Solmazturk.

USA military leaders have given their recommendations on the fight against ISIS to the White House. Helicopters and transport aircraft carried USA special forces as well as weapons for the Kurds thanks to the bases, according to reports in the Turkish media.

Mercy Corps' statement said its operations inside Syria would continue.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has often been criticized at home for pursuing a sectarian policy in Syria that is neither coherent nor serves the country's interests. He is now with the Washington-based Middle East Institute and teaches at Yale University.

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