Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The White House's Syrian Strategy is Unravelling As Feuding Allies Continue To Battle Each Other

Men inspect a damaged site after double airstrikes on the rebel held Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Reuters: U.S. tries to stop feuding allies from unraveling Syria strategy

The United States scrambled on Monday to get its feuding allies, Turkey and Kurdish YPG militia, to focus their firepower on Islamic State instead of each other after clashes that have threatened to unravel America's war strategy in Syria.

Turkey, which has long viewed Kurdish militants as its top security threat, upended U.S. assumptions about the conflict by launching a major push last week into northern Syria that has included areas controlled by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes experienced Kurdish YPG fighters.

In turn, Turkey has blamed a rocket attack from a YPG-controlled area for the death of one of its soldiers on Saturday. Turkey said it killed 25 Kurdish militants on Sunday.

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WNU Editor: What a mess.

Update: Hat tip to RRH for this link .... Obama’s Imperial Mideast Policy Unravels (Daniel Lazare, Consortium News).


Caecus said...

Obama's "strategy" unravelled when his red line was crossed and did nothing.

James said...

The US's latest peace process:

Anonymous said...

Obama and Strategy should not be used in the same sentence!