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No 'Support' For Kurdish YPG In Afrin — US Military

No 'Support' For Kurdish YPG In Afrin — US Military

Erdogan has said the state of emergency will remain as long as security threats persist.

Turkey on Wednesday said it would take military action against a US-backed "terrorist army" in Syria.

Syrian Kurdish forces led offensive to retake Raqqa, and were instrumental in routing Islamic State militants from much of the rest of northern Syria. Nevertheless, the Trump administration should stand its ground. "These forces will augment local security in liberated areas and protect local populations", the statement said, referring to ISIS by its Arabic acronym.

"The top US diplomat said Washington would carry out "stabilization initiatives" such as clearing landmines and restoring basic utilities in areas no longer under Islamic State control, while making clear that "'stabilization' is not a synonym for open-ended nation-building or a synonym for reconstruction.

"In all our talks with USA officials there was common ground, and on top of the matters discussed was the war on terrorism, (and) expelling Hezbollah and Iranian militias from Syria", Sejari said. Neither the USA nor any other country with a stake in the Middle East can afford to ignore that.

In another sign that the USA will continue to back SDF controlled areas, Tillerson also said that Washington would not support reconstruction in Syria in areas under Assad's control.

According to the political observer, "only Syria, Russia and Iran can choke the Turkish-US-SDF forces in the north and the east".

French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined IS, with around 1,000 nationals estimated by counter-terror officials to have traveled to Iraq and Syria.

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He said it was crucial for the U.S.to maintain a military presence to prevent an Islamic State resurgence and avoid the "mistakes" of Iraq.

"The persistence of Assad in power will fuel additional conflict and increase the risk of additional chemical weapons use", Tillerson said.

Turkey objects to the creation of the border force, seeing the Kurdish militia in Syria as an extension of an active Kurdish insurgent group operating in the country.

The border force will include fighters from the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which have been instrumental in fighting ISIS, and it will be charged with securing Syria's northern border with Turkey and eastern border with Iraq.

"We've established internal security forces", Colonel Dillon said.

Cavusoglu's warning comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to "choke" the 30,000-strong Syrian Border Security Force (BSF).

A Turkish military tanks arrives at an army base in the border town of Reyhanli near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey January 17, 2018. The Defense Department's language is nearly word for word what the USA policy toward Iraq was during former President George W. Bush.

French special forces and the country's air force have operated in Iraq and Syria as part of the USA -led coalition to defeat ISIS. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, told Turkey's state-owned Anadolu Agency, in comments he confirmed in an email Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the UN's refugee agency told the BBC that they had not yet received reports of people leaving Afrin, but that it was prepared to help if needed.

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