In the US, said in any case will cease to support the Kurds in Syria
ANKARA, January 23 — RIA Novosti. The Pentagon has warned the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds (YPG), in the case of their extension from the North-East of Syria in the area of Afrin, where continuing operations of the Turkish armed forces “Olive branch”, the United States will cease to support them, said the representative of the military Department of the USA Adrian Rankin-Galloway in an interview with Anadolu Agency.
“We train and support effort leading the fight against ISIS*. The Pentagon does not give orders to the forces operating on the ground. If you will attempt military operations not directed against IG*, they will lose the support of Washington… For example, if a connection YPG, while in the area (North-East) Syria, saying that instead of fighting ISIS* sent to Afrin on the support of the brethren, then it will remain alone and will not be perceived as partners of the United States,” said Rankin-Galloway.
According to him, the same rule applies to what is happening in the area of al-TANF in the South of Syria.
The Turkish General staff on 20 January announced the beginning of “operation Olive branch” against the forces of the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, which Turkey considers a terrorist and who support US. Along with Turkey, the militants of the so-called free Syrian army.
Damascus strongly condemned Turkey’s actions in ‘ afrīn, noting that it is an integral part of Syria. Moscow in connection with the situation in Afrin called on all parties to show restraint and to respect territorial integrity of Syria.
*Banned in Russia as a terrorist organization.