Skip to comments.Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria
Posted on 07/19/2017 12:13:37 PM PDT by thoughtomator
ISTANBULIn the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa.
The list published by the Anadolu news agency points to a U.S. presence from one end to the other of the Kurdish self-administration regiona distance of more than 200 miles. The Anadolu news agency even listed the number of U.S. troops in several locations and in two instances stipulated the presence of French special forces.
Turkey has openly criticized the Trump administrationand the Obama administration before itfor relying in the battle against ISIS on a militia led by Kurds affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK. A separatist movement now at war with Turkey, the PKK has been listed by the U.S., EU, and Turkey as a terror organization.
To avoid the appearance of allying with such a group, the U.S. military set up the Syrian Democratic Forces, which have a large component of Arab recruits. But they are led by officers from the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian affiliate of the PKK.
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Nuke tje Turks...
True.......maybe an allie now but a certain enemy in the near future
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