Backed Syria force to redeploy 1700 from IS fight to Afrin
07 March, 2018, 00:26 | Author: Charlene Valdez
The Pentagon on Monday acknowledged a pause in the war against Daesh a day earlier, blaming it on the SDF redirecting its militants from other fronts to Afrin, where Turkey is fighting against the group.
Most recently, Ankara was infuriated by Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning's statement that US support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will continue, specifically praising a "General Mazlum" and warning that Turkey's Afrin operation was distracting the SDF from fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The U.S. wants Turkey to wrap up its ongoing military operation in northern Syrian, which is continuing with the indirect support of Russian Federation and which aims to clear the Afrin district on its borders from the control of the YPG/PKK.
A Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in Afrin, Syria on March 2, 2018. Ankara considers YPG to be an extension of the PKK, which is recognised as a terror group by Turkey, US and the EU.
Since the launch of Operation Olive Branch on January 20, the Turkish military and the FSA have liberated 144 locations, including 114 villages, 30 strategic areas, and one YPG/PKK base.
The US strategy for fighting against ISIS within Syria has been to provide air support and artillery to target the area of the operation and throw Kurdish YPG fighters into the situation until they take over the territory.
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"The Turkish Red Crescent and AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) started preparations to set up camps to host 170,000 people near Idlib and the areas of (the) Euphrates Shield Operation", Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy told a news conference in Ankara.
Bahçeli highlighted that while the USA arms support of the YPG continues and the terrorists are openly trained, stepping back is not an option until all the terrorists are eliminated.
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