BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A Turkish spy plane has been spotted over the Syrian city of Manbij in northeastern Aleppo, today, local activists reported via social media.
According to the reports, the Turkish reconnaissance plane was circling the positions of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) around the Manbij countryside.
Manbij is currently controlled by the Manbij Military Council; it also has joint patrols that are conducted by both the U.S. Coalition and Turkish Army.
This reconnaissance flight reportedly took place before the Turkish military struck the northern Aleppo town of Tal Rifa’at earlier this afternoon.