Manbij, Syria, June 18, 2018. An American soldier stands inside an armored vehicle, on which the American flag is hanging. The U.S. forces are operating in Manbij, Eastern Aleppo, Northern Syria, run military patrols in the area, under an agreement with Turkey. Turkey also ran patrols on the opposite side of Manbij. Activists reported that the Turkish column did not enter the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-controlled areas in Manbij.