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US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

Publicerat av Tony Harkén lördag, 12 oktober 2019.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper responds to criticism, says US did not 'green-light' Turkey offensive.

The Pentagon on Friday strongly denied accusations it was abandoning its Kurdish allies in Syria as Turkey continued its military offensive in the country's northeast, forcing 100,000 people to flee amid heavy fighting.

"To be clear, we are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces, and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria. The impulsive action of President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the United States in a tough situation," the US secretary of defence, Mark Esper, told reporters.

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