Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pentagon: Turkish Airstrike Against Kurds Put U.S. Soldiers In Danger

Washington Post: Pentagon expands rebuke of Turkey over Iraq, Syria strikes

The Turkish government gave the United States less than an hour’s notice before conducting strikes on partner forces in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of airstrikes the United States said endangered American personnel.

Col. John Dorrian, a U.S. military spokesman, said the lead time failed to provide adequate notice to reposition American forces or warn Kurdish groups with whom the United States is partnering against the Islamic States.

“That’s not enough time. And this was notification, certainly not coordination as you would expect from a partner and an ally in the fight against ISIS,” he said, using an acronym for the Islamic State.

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More News On U.S. Claims That Turkeys Airstrike Against Kurds In Syria And Iraq Put U.S. Soldiers In Danger

Pentagon: Turkey put US troops in danger with surprise airstrikes -- The Hill
US: Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes -- ABC News/AP
Turkey Gave 'Inadequate' Warning Before Deadly Strikes: U.S. Military Spokesman -- Reuters
Turkey gave 20 minutes notice before airstrikes in Syria, U.S. officials say -- Toronto Star
US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria -- FOX News


jimbrown said...

It's time for a no fly zone for all comers.

Aizino Smith said...