Syria Situation Report: August 25 - September 1, 2016

U.S. CENTCOM Spokesperson Col. John Thomas stated that Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish YPG reached a “loose agreement” to end clashes near Jarabulus in Northern Aleppo Province on August 30.  Turkey rejected the existance of any ceasefire and called upon the U.S. to ensure the withdrawal of the YPG from Manbij in Eastern Aleppo Province. Meanwhile, opposition groups advanced within six miles of Hama City after launching a major offensive against pro-regime forces in Northern Hama Province.