August 27, 2019 / 12:11 PM / 2 months ago

SDF and Kurdish YPG forces to pull from Turkey-Syria border strip: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish YPG militia and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are set to withdraw from a 5-14km wide strip along the border with Turkey, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Tuesday.

As per U.S.-Turkish talks, the width of the border strip into Syria will vary, and will include rural areas or military positions, not cities or towns, Bali told Reuters.

The SDF, with the YPG at its forefront, controls much of north and east Syria, after seizing territory from Islamic State.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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