Ashtray calls on Turkey not to target Syria rebels
Reuters, Aug 29 2016
WASHINGTON – Sec Def Ashtray Carter called on Turkey to stay focused on fighting Daesh and not to target Kurdish elements of Syrian rebels. Ashtray said in a media briefing on Monday:
We have called upon Turkey … to stay focused on the fight against Daesh and not to engage Syrian Defense Forces, and we’ve had a number of contacts over the last several days.
Ashtray said JCoS Dunford had spoken with his Turkish counterpart on Sunday.
Pindostan says uncoordinated actions in north Syria help Islamic State
Reuters, Aug 30 2016
Uncoordinated operations and maneuvers in northern Syria will give Islamic State more space, the Pentagon said on Monday, calling on Turkey and Syrian opposition groups to stop fighting each other. In a statement, it also said that Pindostan had reiterated a demand that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia cross back to the east of the Euphrates river and it understood that such a movement had “largely occurred.”