Day six of Turkey’s incursion into Syria saw if capture 12 villages. These villages namely being Amarinah, Zarh al Magharah, Tukhar Taymu, Umm Susam, Halvanji Hadrah, Mahsinli, Al Yaqubia, Arab Hassan, Saghir, Hadrah, Unsusa and Zahr El Malkara.
This huge expanse of territorial control saw the Kurdish YPG that Turkey deem a terrorist control retreat to south of the Sarjur river.
In retaliation for Turkey’s aggression, the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) vowed to defend the YPG.
Although Euphrates Shield is only meant to see Turkey operate on the western side of the Euphrates river, Turkey have incurred 20 metres into Kobane on the east side of the Euphrates and begin constructing a wall. Hundreds of Kurds went out and protested against this incursion on Syria.
Turkish President Erdogan stated that “Operations will continue until ISIS and YPG threats are completely over.”
In response, the United States Departmenr of Defense attempted to distance itself from Turkey’s actions in Syria by stating: “We want to make clear that we find these clashes — in areas where ISIL (ISIS) is not located — unacceptable and a source of deep concern.”
The Department then went on to blatantly say that the United States does not support Turkey’s actions in Syria.
“The United States was not involved in these activities, they were not coordinated with U.S. forces, and we do not support them.”