The Pentagon chief said that Turkey had already warned the US about the operation against the Kurds
The Minister of defence James Mattis assured reporters that the U.S. command thinks further action.
WASHINGTON, January 22. /TASS/. Turkey pre-warned US that he plans to commit airstrikes in Northern Syria against Washington supported the Kurds from a coalition of “democratic Forces of Syria” (SDS). This was stated to journalists on Sunday by the Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis.
“Turkey was Frank. They warned us before sending the aircraft and to do so, consulted with us,” — said the head of the Pentagon, quoted Sunday by Reuters.
The General staff of the Turkish armed forces announced on Saturday to launch the operation “Olive branch” against Kurdish groups from units of the “forces of the people’s protection units” (SNA) and the party “Democratic Union” in the area of Afrin, home to some 1.5 million Syrian Kurds. SNA vs which is mainly a Turkish operation in Syria, are the main striking force of the Kurdish coalition “forces of the democratic Syria,” which support US.