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U.S. to deploy troops by Syria-Turkey border

According to Turkey’s Daily Sabah, the Pentagon is planning to create a buffer zone along Syria-Turkey border to prevent clashes between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which control the borderline areas, and the Turkish army.

Pentagon spokesperson and Navy Captain Jeff Davis said that U.S. Special Forces were working with the SDF in northern Syria, in a large swath of territory extending from Iraqi border to Manbij, and that the Turkish-Syrian border was among the operating area.

“We have U.S. forces that are there throughout the entirety of northern Syria that operate with our Syrian Democratic Force partners,” Davis said, “the border is among the areas where they operate.”

The Pentagon seems to be worried by the escalating conflict between Ankara and the U.S.-backed YPG.


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