Pentagon Deploys Troops to Turkey's Border With Syria

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Turkey last week bombed targets of the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, earning the wrath of its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington, that said that the Combined Air Operations Centre received less than one-hour notice of the strikes.

Clashes between Turkish and YPG forces have intensified over the last several days, after Turkey launched deadly airstrikes against Kurdish militant positions in northern Syria and Sinjar, Iraq.

Ankara views the US -backed Syrian Kurds as a terror organization and an extension of Kurdish militants waging a three-decade-long insurgency against the Turkish state.

Earlier this week, Turkish fighter jets bombed Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, drawing rebukes from the US State Department and the Pentagon.

The United States has deployed service personnel to Turkey's border with Syria to serve as a buffer between Ankara-led forces and Kurdish fighters, a source with the People's Protection Units (YPG) told Sputnik Turkey, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Videos emerged on Friday showing armored vehicles flying USA flags in a convoy with vehicles flying People's Protection Units (YPG) banners, claiming to be near the town of Darbasiyah in northeast Syria near the Turkish border. "We're going to get the premiums down, we're going to get the deductibles down; we're going to take care of every single need that you're going to want to have taken care of", Mr. Trump said, as he labeled Obamacare a "catastrophe".

American troops have been patrolling with their Kurdish allies near the Syrian-Turkish border as tensions flare over American support for Kurds fighting ISIS.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said the Syrian Democratic Forces' control of Tabqa was "practically total".

This failure to meet its obligations under Article 3 and 5 calls into question the U.S.' loyalty to NATO's central objective, namely that an armed attack against one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally will be considered an attack against them all. Moreover they acted without any approval of the USA -led coalition.




On Wednesday, Turkish airstrikes attacked both YPG and PKK positions in Syria and Iraq.

Turkey launched a mil- itary operation codenamed Operation Eurphrates Shield a year ago to push back both IS and Kurds from its border, but ended the mission last month.

The YPG are close to the Kurdish PKK insurgent group in Turkey, which is designated as a terror organization by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the US.

Erdogan's comments come ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump on May 16 in the United States, their first face-to-face summit since the American leader took office in January.

"Unfortunately. the presence of an American flag along with the [insignia] of a terror organisation called YPG in a convoy has seriously saddened us", Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul, before heading on a trip to India.

Confirming that the proxy war in Syria is becoming ever less so, the USA has recently shifted from working quietly behind the scenes in Syria's conflict toward overt displays of US force in an attempt to shape the fight.

"We hope that this military mobilization is not meant to provoke our forces or for another goal linked to entering Syrian territories".

Khalil said his forces are not building up in the area and added that the worldwide coalition is now "monitoring" the border.

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