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A Turkey-backed Syrian fighter on Monday walks near a U.S.-made tank on the outskirts of Manbij. (Zein Al Rifai/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian government troops moved back into towns for the first time in years after U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters, in a stunning reversal, reached a deal with the government. Turkish-backed rebels have begun a push to retake the northern city of Manbij, which has long been a flash point.
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