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US allies in Syria make deal with Moscow and Damascus

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Some of America's most critical allies in the fight against ISIS have made a deal to cede territory to Russian and Syrian government troops in northern Syria, the Pentagon confirmed Friday.

The Manbij Military Council, a key US ally in Syria, has permitted Russian and Syrian regime forces to take over villages near the town of Manbij, according to a defense official.

US military officials said the purpose of the deal was not immediately clear. But as a result, US

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