Turkish and US troops on Thursday (Nov. 8) conducted their second round of joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, as part of a deal to rid the area of the YPG/PKK terrorist group, Turkey’s national defense minister announced, Yenisafak reported. Turkish and US troops patrolled around the Saju Stream, which separates the Manbij frontline from the city of Jarabulus, an area falling under Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield, according to Anadolu Agency reporters on the ground. Turkish and US troops began joints patrols on Nov. 1. The Manbij deal between Turkey and the US focuses on the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists from the city to stabilize the region, which is in the northeast of northern Aleppo province.