UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Pentagon chief Mark Esper on Fox News said that the US military was trapped in Syria, being between the armies of the two states.
“US forces were trapped between the Syrian army moving north to fight back the Turkish army, which is moving south,” Esper said.
In addition, he noted the fact that the United States did not “sign up” to fight Turkey in order to protect the Kurds.
Esper said earlier that the United States will withdraw about a thousand more of its troops from Syria in connection with the Turkish operation in the Arab Republic.
Turkish authorities previously announced the launch of Operation Source of Peace in Syria against the PKK and the ISIS terrorist group banned in Turkey.
On the same day, Turkish aircraft attacked Ras al-Ain and Tell Abyad, which are located near the Syrian-Turkish border. After that, there were reports of the beginning of the ground part of the operation.
A number of neighboring states, as well as Europe, condemned the actions of Turkey and called for avoiding escalation.
Collaborating with the Kurds, the Americans withdrew their weapons from the clash zone.
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