Our partner shifted Afrin to fight Turkiye: Pentagon
US Department of Defense announced that the PKK/PYD elements that they could not offer an estimate of the number who have left the Euphrates River Valley battlefield to join the fight against Turkiye in Afrin.
US Department of Defense asserted that Turkiye's Afrin operation had affected the battle against Daesh and that PKK/PYD elements, which they could not offer an estimate about the number, have left the Euphrates River Valley battlefield to join the fight against Turkiye in Afrin.
Col. Robert Manning, a Pentagon spokesman claimed that operations against Daesh in Eastern Syria have paused due the operation of Turkiye against Afrin. Manning stated that they continue to keep control in the territories that the PKK/PYD have taken from the Daesh, and the US-led coalition continues its air attacks the same way.
US: We will continue to support the General Mazloum
Manning mentioned the name of Ferhat Abdi Sahin for the first time, whose name is among "the most wanted terrorist list" in Turkiye, in the press conference. "We will continue to support the General Mazloum and the Syrian local security forces as long as they focus on Daesh," he said.
Ferhat Abdi Sahin, code-named Mazlum Kobani, has been in the "most wanted list of terrorists" of the Ministry of the Interior since 2015. Sahin also was seen last April with the US Special Operations officer in Syria, at Karacok Mount.
46th day in Afrin operations
In the meantime, Turkish Armed Forces have announced that 95 PKK elements killed in the 46th day of the operation launched by Turkiye against Syria's Afrin. (ILKHA)