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US-backed Syria Kurds accuse Turkey of jeopardizing ISIS fight

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Published on November 05, 2018 with No Comments

U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria said that they are temporarily suspending their campaign against the last batch of territory held by Islamic State militants in northeast Syria accusing Turkey of of jeopardizing their efforts.

In a new spike in tensions along the border, Turkey said its military shelled Kurdish positions across the border in Syria, east of the Euphrates River. It was the second time this week Turkish artillery targeted Kurdish positions in northeast Syria, an area where troops of the U.S.-led coalition are also based.

The U.S.-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces said Turkey has carried out at least six attacks against villages along the borders, killing one fighter and a border guard and damaging properties. The SDF accused Turkey of supporting the IS militants in their advances, saying it was responsible for “temporarily stopping the battle to fight terrorism carried out by our forces against the last holdout of the terrorist group.”

 

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