Turkey's Erdogan threatens new military operation in Syria

Turkey's Erdogan threatens new military operation in Syria

Mattis said the USA gave the fighters weapons they needed for the urban fighting they are facing in Raqqa.

Owner Haji Salih gave his business the name YPG Barbers after the Kurdish People's Protection Units, who make up the majority of the Syrian Defence Forces militia fighting Isis terrorists in Raqqa.

There are no verified reports of casualties suffered by either side during these past three days of cross-border exchanges.

Ankara, however, fears that weapons given to the Kurdish fighters will end up in the hands of insurgents in Turkey, known as the PKK.

Meanwhile, Naser Haj Mansour, an adviser to the Syrian Democratic Forces - a US-backed umbrella group mostly comprised of YPG fighters - on Thursday said the SDF had chose to confront Turkish forces and warned of a "big possibility of open, fierce confrontation".

The YPG had said that it was responding to aggression after Turkish forces and their Syrian allies have "increased their attacks against Rojava", targeting Afrin canton on a near daily basis over the past week and also flying over Kobane.

Mustafa said an attack would ultimately disrupt the ongoing USA -backed Syrian forces' operation to liberate Raqqa, Islamic State's de-facto capital.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey would not flinch from taking tougher action against the YPG in Syria if Turkey believed it needed to.

"We disagree with the Turkish position that the YPG and the PKK are the same organization".

Turkey has reiterated its opposition to the United States arming of Kurdish YPG militia in Syria.

While US officials have for months been presenting the invasion of Raqqa as the end-all, be-all battle against ISIS, they've also been preparing the public for the idea of attacking the "next ISIS capital", and so on. Commenting on Ankara's claims Tuesday, Mattis said, "we'll do what we can".

Mattis' comments marked the first time he has spoken at length publicly about the USA pledge to recover the weapons provided to the Kurds.

This may have already happened: Jenan Moussa, a Middle Eastern news correspondent for Dubai-based Al Alan TV, concluded an interview with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk by announcing on Twitter that she was told by "reliable sources" that the Turkish army has fired "various times" in the direction of U.S. troops stationed along the border. Mattis claimed that the United States had made it clear all along "we're going to equip them for the fight".

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