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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – Any YPG fighter that leaves the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) in order to participate in the Afrin operations will lose U.S. backing, the Pentagon told Turkish state owned Anadolu News Agency on Tuesday.

“If they [U.S.-backed forces under the SDF] carry out military operations of any kind that are not specifically focused on ISIS they will not have coalition support,” according to Pentagon spokesperson Adrian Rankine-Galloway in reference to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, another name for Daesh.

“Let’s say for example, a unit of YPG says, ‘Hey, we’ll no longer fight ISIS and we are going to support our brothers in Afrin.’” then they are on their own, he said. “They are not our partners anymore.”

Turkey launched a massive offensive in the Afrin Canton this past weekend, targeting the large pocket controlled by the YPG forces.

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Missleading caption. Must say: The US will not support YPG units while leaving to fight Turkey in Afrin operation room.

p.s. Obviously the US have no intention to arm or pay any mercenaries while they are not working for them in the fight against IS anymore.

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what a laugh, continuous betrayal,, SDF wake up be part of Syria,,USA is scum stop relying on them

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The US statement is mostly diplomacy and for Turkish ears. Who can prevent that arms and ammo given are not redirected to the Afrin front?

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USA makes it difficult to help Kurds in Afrin! They betrayed us!

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They know who you are, a bunch of terrorists. USA is using terrorist Kurds just like a piece of toilet paper.

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USA betrayed any of their allies and all of their treaties, look, JP Morgan, Chase Manhattan Bank, Fed-Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman (with Prescott Bush), IBM, Ford, General Motors, Dow Chemicals, Coca-Cola and Metro-Goldwin-Mayer funded the Nazi party’s rise to power and also their military industrial complex. Weren’t UK and France ally to USA? Just think about their treaties with native Americans… It was always like this with Anglos, just think about how UK flee the battle of France in 1940 and sprinted to Dunkirk while not a sngle Spitfire crossed the Channel. Now remember how US backed Vietminh against the… Read more »

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How can anybody trust the Kurds?

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load of bs