ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Russian MPs patrolling near Kurd-held Manbij
ANKARA, Turkey —January 08, 2019—The Latest on White House national security adviser John Bolton’s Mideast trip (all times local):
Russian military police have started patrolling the surroundings of the northern Syrian Kurdish-held town of Manbij.
A representative for the military police told reporters Tuesday that Russia’s mission is to ensure safety in the Manbij area, and monitor moves of militant groups.
The area near Manbij was previously occupied by U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces, who were forced to appeal to Syria and Russia amid fears of a Turkish attack.