Statement on Security Mechanism Implementation – Ground Patrols

| Sept. 8, 2019

"Today, U.S. and Turkish military forces conducted a joint ground patrol inside the security mechanism area in northeast Syria. Our allies observed first-hand progress on destroyed YPG fortifications and areas where YPG elements voluntarily departed the area. Today's patrol maintained security within the area and demonstrates our continued commitment to address Turkey's legitimate security concerns, while also allowing the Coalition and our SDF partners to remain focused on achieving the enduring defeat of Daesh (ISIS)."

Attributed to Col. Myles B. Caggins III, Coalition Spokesperson.