Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Iran Opposes Turkey's Establishing of Military Posts in Syria

Erdogan sends chilling threat to ‘crush heads’ of Kurdish fighters after Trump withdrawal The clock is ticking on Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring - Turkish official
Patty Aguilar | 21 October, 2019, 21:14

An AFP correspondent in Ras al-Ain said Turkish reconnaissance drones were flying over the border town, where rebels are still manning positions while reinforcements are trying to enter.

USA officials say the agreement pertains to the 120-kilometre section.

If Trump approves the proposal to leave a couple of hundred Special Operations forces in eastern Syria, it would mark the second time in 10 months that he has reversed his order to pull out almost all American troops from the country, the New York Times reported.

Erdogan's meeting Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be key to Ankara's plans to extend the safe zone, as Syrian forces have already been deployed to the areas evacuated by Kurdish militants.

On Sunday, dozens of vehicles carrying SDF fighters and civilians rolled out of the border town that has been at the center of clashes since the Turkish military and its rebel proxies launched an offensive on October 9, after the U.S. said it was pulling troops from the region.

Lavrov told reporters that Russia's "goal is to create a situation where all Kurdish organizations in Syria are woven into the country's legal framework and constitution, so that there are no illegal armed units in Syria".

The media outlet's source said that since last week the United States president has been thinking about leaving about 200 commandos in northeastern Syria to fight terrorism.

Speaking at an event in Istanbul, Erdogan said he had told the European Union countries and the US delegation with which he struck the deal that Turkey would resume the operation if the deal faltered.

"I thought you were against terrorism and terrorists".

Turkey launched an incursion into northeast Syria on October 9 to drive away Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists.

Between 200 and 300 USA troops are to remain at the southern Syrian outpost of Al-Tanf, mostly to counter threats from Iran.

The withdrawal would possibly maybe perchance perchance well purchase weeks, he said, and troops around the metropolis of Kobani on the border with Turkey are the first leaving.

It remains unclear whether Kurdish fighters will withdraw from that vast area where many Kurdish people live. But it would also enable the military to retain... He added, however, that Kurdish fighters were complying with the deal and withdrawing.

There's also the risk that Western expats and nongovernmental organizations operating in Turkey - particularly those who oppose the ongoing Turkish operations in Syria or general Turkish policy toward Kurdish militants - could face a harsh blowback.

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he is discussing an option that would keep a small residual USA military force in northeast Syria to secure oilfields and continue the fight against Islamic State militants.

Mazloum also said he believed Erdoğan "passed some wrong information" to Trump.

Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Esper said that some American forces that are in northeast Syria have not yet started to withdraw.

"Our forces will remain in the towns that are located near to the oil fields", Esper said.

"Esper did not rule out the idea that US forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria".

The top American diplomat underscored that while some breaches were reported, "We're very hopeful that we will continue to be able to implement and execute that", said Pompeo.

Residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city have pelted USA troops with potatoes as they drove through, apparently on their way out from Syria.

A video by the Kurdish news agency posted Monday shows a convoy of armored vehicles driving through Qamishli. Angry residents hurled potatoes at the vehicles, shouting "No America" and "America liar", in English. One of the vehicles reversed down the street and over a sidewalk as several people walked after it, shaking their fists in the air and shouting insults.

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Turkey last week to negotiate a halt to the fighting as US troops stationed in northeastern Syria prepared to withdraw.

The Kurdish-led forces, who were Washington's main partners in the battle to dismantle Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria, said last week they had held talks with Damascus about trying to stem the Turkish advances.

Turkey is now conducting an anti-terror operation in northeastern Syria for security interests, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, quoted by BGNES.

Under the deal declared by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, all fighting was to halt for five days and the United States was to help facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish-led troops from a "safe zone" sought by Turkey along the border.

Trump's October 6 order to remove US troops in northeastern Syria, where they were cooperating with allied Kurdish forces who oppose Assad and had waged an extended battle against IS radicals, was seen by many as green-lighting the Turkish operation.

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