Turkey to prevent terrorist threat at its southern borders - PM
Jan 18, 2018, 13:49
"In all our talks with USA officials there was common ground, and on top of the matters discussed was the war on terrorism, (and) expelling Hezbollah and Iranian militias from Syria", Sejari said.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied that the United States had any intention of building a Syria-Turkey border force and said the issue had been "misportrayed, misdescribed".
The force will be essentially a restructured version of the Syrian Democratic Forces, or S.D.F., its spokesman, Mostafa Bali, said Tuesday.
Billed as the Trump administration's new strategy on Syria, the announcement will prolong the risks and redefine the mission for the US military, which has for years sought to define its operations in Syria along more narrow lines of battling Islamic State and has about 2,000 USA ground forces in the country.
It would also, he said, hold the line between S.D.F. -held territory and areas held by Syrian government forces, roughly along the Euphrates River. He clarified America's intentions, which he said were to provide training to local elements in areas liberated from the Islamic State group.
Tillerson praised Turkey's role in taking on Islamic State. "Our military mission in Syria will remain conditions based".
"As the Iraqi forces gain experience and the political process advances, we will be able to decrease our troop levels in Iraq without losing our capability to defeat the terrorists", Bush said in a November 2005 speech.
The new force suggested a possible answer to that question.
"Turkey will not dare challenge Russia's resolve to maintain Syria's sovereignty over the entire Syrian geography".
The FSA delegation, Sejari said, included recipients of the CIA-led program, which began in 2013 and funneled, via Jordan and Turkey, weapons, cash and trainers to vetted FSA groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al Assad. First, Turkey, an American ally and a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, is already angry.
The PYD/PKK is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist group, which has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA and the EU.
According to Anadolu, "Turkey's precautions against YPG/PKK can not be limited to only Afrin".
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American analysts offered sharply diverging views on the significance of the new force, its impact on any potential peace plan, and how it fits into broader American policy on Syria.
"We're there to defeat ISIS", Tillerson said.
The Syrian opposition said the previous USA administration of President Barack Obama had given "Iran a free ride" in Syria.
"This force is created to establish security that supports the lasting defeat of ISIS, prevent the conditions under which it can re-emerge and restrict the flow of foreign terrorist fighters into Iraq, Turkey and Europe", Dillon told CNN on Monday. It would seem now that the United States would not intervene on behalf of the YPG in the Afrin region, along the southern border of Turkey.
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He said the enclave would not break Syria apart but would be part of a new, more decentralized or federalized Syria.
"Nevertheless NATO does not have presence on the ground in Syria".
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