U.S. Central Command
In accordance with the Manbij Roadmap and Manbij Security Principles, coordinated independent patrol activities by Turkish and Coalition forces began June 18, along the demarcation line north of Manbij. Both parties are continuing to plan for combined patrols, with a commitment to increase cooperation based on conditions on the ground. The coordinated patrols are part of the commitment to long-term security and stability in Manbij, and the U.S. commitment to NATO Ally Turkey. Maintaining security and stability in Manbij is also important to sustaining momentum for ongoing D-ISIS operations in eastern Syria.