Pentagon calls on Turkey and Syrian Kurds to stop fighting

August 29, 2016 3:45 PM

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Pentagon calls on Turkey and Syrian Kurds to stop fighting

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey warned predominantly Kurdish Syrian fighters on Monday to “immediately” withdraw east of the Euphrates River or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week in Ankara’s major incursion into Syria.

Pentagon, meanwhile, called on NATO ally Turkey and the predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed fighters aligned against the Islamic State group to stop fighting each other in northern Syria. In a written statement, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook called the clashes south of the Euphrates River town o...

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