Washington reveals the party that killed the leader of ISIS.. and the White House is “pleased”

On Wednesday, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin informed his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, of the Pentagon’s “strong” opposition to a new Turkish military operation in Syria, according to a statement. statement Official.

Austin spoke by phone with Akar, offering his condolences for the loss of life in the Istanbul attack on Nov. 13, and subsequent attacks in southern Turkey.

Austin expressed concern about the escalation in northern Syria and Turkey, including recent airstrikes, some of which directly threatened the safety of American personnel working with local partners in Syria to defeat ISIS.

Minister Austin called for de-escalation. He also reaffirmed the importance of the US-Turkish strategic relationship.

A spokesman for the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) confirmed, on Tuesday, that the ministry had reduced the number of joint patrols in Syria, because the “Syrian Democratic Forces” had reduced the number of their patrols due to the Turkish strikes, “and we have not redeployed any of our forces there.”

“We continue to be very focused on confronting the ISIS threat and defeating the group,” he said.

The US spokesman expressed “deep concern about the escalation of military actions in northern Syria and Iraq,” and urged Turkey to “exercise restraint,” considering that the ground operation “would jeopardize the gains that have been made against ISIS.”

At the same time, the US spokesman acknowledged Turkey’s legitimate security concerns regarding the terrorist acts that took place within its borders, “We also continue our support for the Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight against ISIS.”

Turkey launched a series of air strikes and continuous artillery shelling against the positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northern Iraq and Syria.

Ankara accuses the PKK of being behind the Istanbul bombing, which killed six people and wounded 81 others.

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