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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Islamist Turkey bombs anti-ISIS Kurds

Turkey gave U.S. 20 minutes notice
From the 100% Bullshit Department

  • U.S. armed NATO member Turkey bombs the U.S. armed Kurds with U.S. provided jets and U.S. provided bombs.
  • Trump has been captured by the lies of the Military-Industrial Complex.

(AP) — Turkey gave coalition forces about 20 minutes notice before launching airstrikes on Kurdish troops in Syria this week, potentially putting American forces in the region at risk, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Air Force Col. John Dorrian said Turkey's warning to the coalition's air operations center described a large area and wasn't specific enough about timing and location to ensure the safety of the American forces. Dorrian, spokesman for the U.S. operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, said the U.S. troops were about six miles, or 10 kilometers, from the strikes.
Dorrian said Turkey gave the U.S. less than an hour's notice, and declined to be more specific. But a senior U.S. official said it was about 20 minutes. The official was not authorized to discuss the details publicly, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Turkish attacks killed at least 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters in the People's Protection Units, or YPG. Another 18 were wounded, according to the group. The U.S. considers the YPG one of the most effective rebel groups fighting IS in Syria.
Strikes in northern Iraq killed five members of the Iraqi Kurdish militia known as the peshmerga, another partner in the anti-IS coalition.
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