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Turkish armed forces were interested in the attack on the us military during operations in the Northern Syria city of Kobani. It is reported by The Washington Post, citing officials of the U.S. administration.
According to sources, the Turkish military wanted to push US special forces on the Syrian border, as Turkish soldiers try to control a longer runway than originally planned.
An anonymous Turkish military said that the shelling was carried out 155-millimeter shells. In addition, Ankara knew the location of the American positions, as they were for several months. According to others, the United States reported to the Turkish side, where the military, and they “definitely came closer than we would like.”
On 12 October it became known that U.S. special forces came under fire from Turkish forces. It was noted that American soldiers had intended to return fire in self-defense, but abandoned this idea after the attack by the Turkish army.
On 9 October, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of military operations in Syria against the PKK and banned terrorist organization “Islamic state”. It goes together with the formation of “Syrian free army”. The operation was called “the Source of peace”. The first intensive attacks were made in the province of hasakah.
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