The Syrian Democratic Forces said the handover would not be immediate, with SDF fighters still combing the city of Raqqa.
A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost".
Turkey, Iran and Iraq will jointly decide on closing the flow of oil from northern Iraq, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Thursday ...
Haider al-Abadi ordered the halt to flights serving airports in Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for the independence referendum held on Monday in defiance of Baghdad.
Qatar Airways will continue flying to Erbil in Kurdish northern Iraq as long as its airspace remains open, the carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday.
Turkey on Thursday welcomed an Iraqi parliament move to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence.
An explosion at a police compound in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir that killed three people on Tuesday was caused by a bomb planted by attackers in a tunnel under the complex, officials said.
A Yazidi woman held captive by Islamic State militants for more than two years managed to escape when Iraqi forces pushed into Mosul and provided information that helped them retake a neighbourhood of the city.