US, Turkey deal to see Kurdish militia leave key Syria town

In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a Syrian fighter from the Kurdish police, guards the entrance of the Manbij Military Council the Kurdish led militia group that defending Manbij, north Syria. The People’s Protection Units, known by their Kurdish acronym YPG, said in a statement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that it’s pulling out of the key northern Syrian town of Manbij, potentially easing a serious rift between the United States and Turkey. They said that its advisers had completed their mission to train the Manbij Military Council, to defend the town of Manbij. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

BEIRUT — A Syrian Kurdish militia announced Tuesday it was pulling out of a key northern Syrian town, a move that could ease a serious rift between NATO allies United States and Turkey.