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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Pro-US Syrian Fighters Leave ISIS Fight To Counter Turkey in Afrin
2018-02-08
Members of a U.S.-backed force of Syrian fighters who played a critical role in the collapse of Islamic State have begun leaving that operation to counter Turkey’s offensive against Kurds along its border with Syria, according American officials and Syrian fighters.

U.S. officials have voiced repeated concerns about Ankara’s assault in recent weeks against Kurds in the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin, warning it could become a security distraction that would draw the U.S.-backed force away from the fight to defeat remaining pockets of Islamic State militants.

Posted by:Ulaigum Ebbineng7056

#2  I wonder if things are being said sotto voce by Uncle to these people, i.e. we're not technically supporting you, but if you go there, you'll get all the tactical intel, weapons and ammo you need.
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2018-02-08 18:53  

#1  now are gearing up to battle Turkey, an ally and fellow member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

"ally"
Posted by: Frank G   2018-02-08 08:27  

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