Pentagon: Erdogan's reckless move put Washington in a difficult position[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/10/12 11:51 • 129 times read[/rtl]
The United States has not abandoned Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria in the face of an attack by Turkey, US Defense Secretary Mike Esber said.
"We did not leave the Kurds, and I would like to emphasize this clearly," Esper told a news conference in Washington on Friday. "Nobody gave the green light to this Turkish operation.
He stressed that the Kurds remain an important ally of the United States, despite Washington's decision not to interfere in the conflict between them and Turkey, pointing out that US forces are still cooperating with Kurdish units in other areas inside Syria.
Esber said Washington was deeply disappointed by Turkey's intervention in northern Syria, stressing that it had done "dramatic damage" to the already-fractured relations between the two NATO allies. .
Esber's statement came after the Pentagon announced that a US military site near the city of Ain al-Arab had been bombed by Turkey.