Ankara has warned that the military of the United States may get hit in ‘ afrīn
ANKARA, Feb 4 — RIA Novosti. The us military in the form of self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds (YPG) could be a target of the operation, the Turkish armed forces in Syria, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.
Relations between Turkey and the United States is facing a serious crisis due to the military support Washington YPG, which Ankara considers a terrorist organization.
“If the terrorists (YPG) will not leave the Syrian Manbij, we will start a military operation in the area of Syria and in the region East of the Euphrates river. While the U.S. military in the form of YPG will also be the purpose of the operation of our armed forces,” said Bozdag, the TV channel CNN Turk on Sunday.
The General staff of the Turkish armed forces on 20 January announced the beginning of “operation Olive branch” against the forces of the Syrian Kurds in the Afrin. Simultaneously with Turkey, the militants of the “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.