More than 90 US army men in S. Turkey to set up Syria safe zone

Around 90 American troops landed at the southern Turkish town of Tal-Abyad (distinct from the Syrian town of that name) on Monday. They are setting up a joint command center to coordinate and manage a new 32-kilometer safe zone in Syria’s embattled northeastern region along the Turkish border. DEBKAfile: This zone will be under US-Syrian military control. The safe zone is intended mainly to keep Turkish forces out of Kurdish-rule areas. Ankara will be allowed to send its military in to inspect the strip from time to time to ascertain that the Kurdish PKK has not established a presence there.

 

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2 thoughts on “More than 90 US army men in S. Turkey to set up Syria safe zone

  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 21:29 at 21:29
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    To the Turks, all Kurds are PKK.

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  • Aug 13, 2019 @ 1:55 at 1:55
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    US-Syrian military control?

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