Mattis reproves Turkey for Afrin incursion as “boon for ISIS”

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday that Turkey’s ground invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria distracts from international efforts to defeat ISIS. Speaking to reporters in Jakarta, he said: “This could be exploited by ISIS and Al-Qaeda obviously, that we’re not staying focused on them right now.” The US and its Kurdish partners, known as YPG are “on the cusp” of fully defeating ISIS in Syria, Mattis said. Humanitarian aid was finally flowing and refugees returning. “The Turkish incursion disrupts that effort.”

This is the first time that anyone in Washington has objected to the Turkish offensive.

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12 thoughts on “Mattis reproves Turkey for Afrin incursion as “boon for ISIS”

  • Jan 23, 2018 @ 18:30 at 18:30
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    Well done General.

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  • Jan 23, 2018 @ 21:48 at 21:48
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    Bullshit general. Turkey is the only country that fought Isis. Us army, isis and ypg move together. They are being commanded by cia. İsis kill people, people move then yps comes in. Thats the play.

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    • Jan 23, 2018 @ 22:22 at 22:22
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      turkey is an ally of isis. the son or fascist dictator erdogan is their oil minister, erdogan financed isis.
      turkey muslim nazis want to make the kurdish genocide like the armenian genocide 1915-1918

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    • Jan 24, 2018 @ 3:50 at 3:50
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      Turkey now acts just like the Ottomans in the past , or more then 100 years ago committed the Armenian Genocide and right now getting ready for the kurdish genocide..Your bullshit leader takes Turkey again in the sewer..

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    • Jan 25, 2018 @ 4:17 at 4:17
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      Bullshit anonymous. Only a snowflake uneducated moron of your ilk would buy into your crap.

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  • Jan 23, 2018 @ 22:10 at 22:10
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    haha, the dirty criminals are squeezing one last drop of use out of their iSIS circus. no one believes them.

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  • Jan 24, 2018 @ 5:56 at 5:56
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    iVaN clown here you are again

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  • Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:36 at 6:36
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    Anyone who supports Hamas is a terrorist of terrorists. Period. The US has declared Hamas a terrorist organization much to the chagrin of Vlad.

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    • Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:44 at 6:44
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      ולד to be very precise

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  • Jan 24, 2018 @ 10:11 at 10:11
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    With the support of some powerfull secret services the ypg/pkk has crushed all other Kurdish parties /visions. Turkia will not allow ‘a puppet north korea’ at his holy borders.

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  • Jan 25, 2018 @ 5:10 at 5:10
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    Everyone know that.Ypg is a terrorist organization
    A secret alliance with Isis.and america supports it.But turkey does not allow it.Turkey will fight all terrorist elements .If necessary can fight with america and russia and syria and all terorst .
    If there is a war, it means the loss of America

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