Turkish Military Forces defied a U.S. demand they not attack Kurds inside Syria; and launched an attack upon those people near Aleppo Syria 48 Hours ago.
In response, the U.S. is now supplying Javelin and TOW Missiles to the Kurds, (YPG) to defend themselves from Turkish attacks!
Turkey’s special forces are trying to track these systems, as the YPG is “preparing a trap for Turkish tanks which are ready to enter Manbij, Syria."
The reported developments come after Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterated during his meeting with Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Turkey’s call on the US to promptly withdraw the US-backed YPG forces from Manbij.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that Ankara would launch a military operation east of the Euphrates River if the US failed to withdraw its troops from the Arab Republic in time.
In a separate development, President Donald Trump, warned on his Twitter page that the US will “devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds.”
The US support for Kurdish militants, who have been fighting ISIS in Syria, remains a major sticking point in relations between Washington and Ankara. Turkey considers the YPG to be affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is banned by Ankara as a terrorist organisation.
The issue has intensified since Trump declared victory over ISIS in December 2018, claiming that he would withdraw some 2,000 US troops from Syria. When addressing the matter, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the US would ensure that the Turkish military does not massacre the Kurdish militants.