Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US did not give the green signal to Turkey to attack Syria. Pompeo also defended US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from the border area.
There are challenges to the decision to withdraw troops around America and around the world. Turkey has now attacked Kurdish-led forces. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his goal was to impede the construction of terrorist tunnels on the border.
The Turkish army plans to create a safe zone free of Kurdish fighters, which will house Syrian refugees. The Kurds-led forces vowed to respond to the attacks and had already confronted the Turkish troops. The US military has said that it has detained two British hostages notorious for their role in the branch that killed and killed nearly 30 Western IS hostages.
Al Shafi Elsheikh and Alexandra were part of the British cell under the name Cote the Beatles. Kurdish fighters in northern Syria have now liberated us from jail. In an interview with American broadcaster PBS, Pompeo defended Trump’s decision to suddenly withdraw the US Army.
He said that Turkey has security issues and there is a threat of a terrorist attack in its south. He said the news that the U.S. encourages Turkey to attack is completely wrong.