Turkey has accidentally bombed US special forces in Syria

Saturday, 12 Oct, 2019

The Special Forces soldier is one of around 1,000 United States troops who remain in Syria after Donald Trump pulled his forces from the area on Sunday, allowing Turkey to attack Kurdish towns.

"Then, when others criticize this illegal scheme, he threatens to uproot refugees from the lives they have been building in Turkey and send them off to Europe", he told Arab News.

Sanders noted that Trump has acknowledged the difficulty of informing the loved ones of those who died in combat.

Mehmet Filoglu, a veteran finance journalist, said shares of cement companies to the south and southeast of Turkey saw their values increase around 30% or more after Erdogan's announcement.

"I don't think we want to go back in". Riots broke out at Al-Hol, a camp near the border that was used to detain the wives and children of suspected Islamic State fighters.

Reuters reported on Tuesday an initial pause in counter-Islamic State operations by America's Kurdish allies, who are redirecting their focus to the border. "It's a never-ending tale of the conflict that exists there".

"We will fight where it is to our benefit, and only fight to win", Mr Trump tweeted on Monday, after saying that he held off a Turkey-Kurd conflict for three years, but that it was time for the USA to get out of "endless wars". "He has also been extremely clear that if Turkey releases ISIS terrorists, there will be severe consequences". Turkish democrats know well that this invasion undermines further the prospects of peace and democracy within Turkey itself.

On Wednesday, Turkish ground and air forces commenced a series of assaults against a Syrian militia of the Kurdish ethnic group, which had been an American ally in the fight against ISIS but is viewed as a terrorist organization by the Turkish government.

"There is heavy fighting between the SDF and the Turks on different fronts, mostly from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain", the Syria Observatory for Human Rights said.

"With all of that being said, we like the Kurds", Trump said.

The United States has received a high-level commitment from Turkey on taking responsibility for ISIL captives but had not yet had detailed discussions, the official said.

United States advisers have informed the SDF that the U.S. will not defend them from Turkey. In addition, Turkey is now responsible for ensuring all ISIS fighters being held captive remain in prison and that ISIS does not reconstitute in any way, shape, or form.

Whether he understands this or not, Trump hasn't ordered the withdrawal of US servicemen and women from Syria. We did our job perfectly!

"The foreigner annex of al-Hol has been steadily violent much of the year, partly because it seems to hold a small core of organized and extremely militant women who plot and prey upon others, but also because conditions inside are so deplorable and tense", said Moaveni, who is also the author of a book about young women who travelled to the region to join IS.

That followed a tweet from Mr Trump in which he said he was "talking to both sides", addin g: "I say hit Turkey very hard financially and with sanctions if they do not play by the rules!

I hope we can mediate", he said.

He defended his abrupt decision to pull out of northern Syria, allowing Turkey to attack Kurdish towns, at a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday. "We've won.... We have no soldiers".

"We don't have any soldiers there because we've left".

"We call upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action as we do not believe it will address Turkey's underlying security concerns", they said. It includes the line: "Let's be honest - the Kurds didn't show up for us at Normandy or Inchon or Khe Sanh or Kandahar". Or we can mediate.