Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds

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Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds
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The Pentagon said on Friday that Ankara’s military incursion into northeastern Syria was damaging U.S.-Turkey relations, adding that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish partners.

“We have not abandoned the Kurds, let me be clear about that,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon.

“Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey, just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation,” Esper said.

Turkey stepped up its air and...


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Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds


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