U.S. Officials Say Turkey’s Airstrikes In Syria ‘Directly Threatened’ US Troops

A view shows the aftermath after Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes, in Derik countryside, Syria November 21, 2022. (Reuters)


Reuters: Turkish air strikes in Syria threatened safety of U.S. personnel -Pentagon 

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes on Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq on Sunday, destroying 89 targets, Turkey’s defence ministry said, in retaliation for a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed six people one week ago. 

The strikes targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey says is a wing of the PKK, the ministry added in a statement. 

Ankara has blamed Kurdish militants for the blast on Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue on Nov. 13 that killed six people and injured more than 80.

No group has claimed responsibility for on the explosion on the busy pedestrian avenue, and the PKK and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have denied involvement.




WNU Editor: The Pentagon is miffed because Turkey did not inform US officials on who/what/and where they were bombing in Syria. 

I can understand why the Turks kept the US out of the loop. They probably felt that if they informed the US on who are their targets, the US would then just warn the Kurds. 

U.S. Officials Say Turkey’s Airstrikes In Syria ‘Directly Threatened’ US Troops 

US military says American troops were at risk from Turkish strike on base in Syria this week — CNN

Turkey strikes near US base in Syria after Pentagon calls for de-escalation — Al-Monitor 

US says NATO ally ‘directly threatened’ American troops — RT

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