Assad regime forces entered the village of Arimah held by the People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists, 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) west of Manbij in northern Syria, Anadolu Agency reported Tuesday.
Turkey was a rare ally that lauded Trump's decision on Syria, a country where it will now have a freer rein to target Kurdish fighters who were armed and trained by the U.S. and played a major role in the war against IS but are deemed terrorists by Ankara.
Erdogan said last week a military operation against Kurds east of the Euphrates will take place within months.
Kalin said Erdogan extended the invitation during a weekend phone call between the presidents on the withdrawal of American troops from Syria.
Following Washington's decision, Ankara said it will postpone military operations east of the Euphrates until USA troops are completely withdrawn from the region.
Turkey has previously launched two operations with the rebels in Syria against IS in August 2016 and against the YPG in its northwestern enclave of Afrin in January 2018.
Shortly after, the White House clarified that the decision does not mean the end of the US-led global coalition's fight against Daesh terrorists. "After many years they [US troops] are coming home", Trump wrote, using alternate for Daesh.
The United States needs Turkey as a key regional economy if it hopes to effectively strangle Iran through sanctions.
Kurdish-led forces on Monday with aerial support from the coalition closed in on the two main spots where jihadists defended their eastern Syria stronghold.
USA forces are still in Manbij and the Turkish-backed fighters will not advance until they withdraw, Hamoud told Reuters.
The U.S. leader tweeted that Erdogan had told him Ankara would "eradicate" the last IS elements. According to the deal, the Kurdish militia would withdraw from Manbij and USA and Turkish troops would patrol the area, as a new administration for the mixed Arab-Kurdish town is elected.
Abandoned by the USA, the Kurdish militia are confronting the dilemma of whether to try to hold on to the 30 percent of Syria they wrested from IS.
"We are transitioning primary responsibility for the defeat of the few remaining ISIS remnants in Syria to our allies and partners on the ground inside Syria", a USA administration official told VOA Friday, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.
This also comes a day after the US approved the sale of $3.5bn in missiles to Turkey amid negotiations for Ankara to buy anti-air defense missiles from Russian Federation.
But relations between the Turkish and American leaders appear to have improved substantially since a crisis in the summer over the detention of a USA pastor, since released.
The SDF, meanwhile, continue to battle ISIS, who has stepped up its attacks in recent days, a direct consequences of Trump's announcement, said spokesperson Kino Gabriel.