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Pentagon warns Turkey against renewed invasion of Syria

A US defense official called for a political process to end Turkey's perpetual battles with Kurdish militants.
Turkish military tanks drive past the town of Ariha on the M4 highway in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on May 7, 2020.

The Pentagon warned on Wednesday about potential unintended consequences of Turkey's stated plan to launch a new attack against Kurdish-led forces in Syria.

A renewed Turkish military assault against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) risks springing thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees from makeshift prisons guarded by the US-backed, Kurdish-led force across Syria’s northeast, Dana Stroul, the Pentagon’s top Middle East policy official, said Wednesday.

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