2nd Phase of the Security Mechanism in Tal Abyad is Being Discussed

Tal-Abyad Military Council held meeting with the representatives of the Global Coalition to coordinate the second phase of the mechanisms of the proposed safe zone, to fill SDF trenches, and to explain the importance of coordination between the U.S., Tal Abyad Military Council and Turkey, NP reported.

The meeting was attended by brigadier-general Turner, the deputy commander of the special operations of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF—OIR) against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the leadership of the Autonomous Administration in Tal Abyad and Tal Abyad Military Council.

The United States, Turkey and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had earlier agreed that YPG should evacuate its forces and weaponry from the areas of the proposed safe zone, according to statements by Amb. James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria, last month.

The first group of YPG and SDF forces had formally withdrawn with their heavy weapons from the border points with Turkey in the west of Ras al-Ain on August 24, in order to be replaced by Ras al-Ain Military Council in an implementation of the agreed security mechanism.



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