|A US flag is flown at the People's Protection Units (YPG) position in the Syrian |
city of Tal-Abyad, on September 16, 2016 (AFP Photo/)
Long may it NOT wave in Syria
- Call me a crazy Blogger, which I am, but what the Hell are we doing in Syria? I don't remember any public debate in Congress and a Declaration of War being passed.
Ankara (AFP) - The American flag was flown at a Syrian Kurdish base in northern Syria close to the Turkish border on Friday, a photographer working for AFP said, a day after the US urged against doing so.
In Tal Abyad, the stars and stripes -- flown by the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia -- could be seen from the Turkish border town of Akcakale in the southeastern Sanliurfa province.
Tal Abyad in Raqa province was captured from IS by the YPG in June 2015.
Ankara regards the militia and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged a 32-year insurgency inside Turkey.
But the YPG has become a key partner of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) extremists as part of the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces, much to the chagrin of Washington's NATO ally Ankara.
Turkish media said that US flags had been flown by the Kurdish fighters on Thursday but Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said he was not aware of the reports.
The flags' presence comes two weeks after Kurdish fighters displayed the US flag north of the city of Manbij liberated from IS in August, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said.Read More . . . .
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American soldiers wearing the bright red, yellow and green patches of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
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