Russian Military Police started patrolling the demarcation line between Turkish and Syrian government troops in Manbij and neighboring areas, which were controlled by US allies the day before. US Armed Forces left two military bases in the city of Manbij.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian Military Police entered the Manbij area. Earlier, the Syrian army, controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, said it had fully occupied Manbij.
US Official military Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve Colonel Myles Caggins confirmed information about the withdrawal of the US military from this territory.
At the same time, on October 15, US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that the US continues to control the airspace over North-Eastern Syria.
On October 13, after Washington's decision to withdraw troops from the Turkish intrusion zone, Kurdish units made a deal with the Syrian President Assad's government.
Turkey announced the start of the military operation in Northern Syria on October 9, explaining it as a fight with Kurdish groups, which Turkey considers terrorists.