Turkey demands that Kurdish forces evacuate from the Syrian border area measuring 440 kilometers east-to-west and 30 kilometers north-to-south. After the assault began October 9, Trump ordered a general withdrawal from Syria.
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Erdogan also noted that there is very little time left for YPG/PYD terrorists to leave northern Syria, where Turkey will create the safety zone.
Esper also said that the U.S.is maintaining combat air patrols over usa forces in Syria as the withdrawal goes on.
The Syrian Kurdish groups were a key USA ally in the fight against ISIL.
The Pentagon chief said the plan for was still in the discussion phase and had not yet been presented to President Donald Trump.
Mazloum told Griffin so far there have been more than 500 civilian casualties and over 400,000 Kurds displaced.
Turkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to President Bashar al-Assad.
In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 photo, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters ride atop their armored personnel carrier to cross the border into Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey. Qamishli is east of that area.
The head spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces posted the footage, saying: 'Turkish-backed armed groups threaten to behead any "infidel Kurd" they capture on their way to NE Syria.
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The Turkish offensive, now halted for a 120-hour pause which expires late on Tuesday, has focused on two Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al Ain, which lie roughly in the middle of the border strip Turkey is targeting.
The Republican president declared this past week that Washington had no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners fighting in Syria against IS extremists. The United Nations has said more than 176,000 people have been uprooted. About 70,000 of those are children, the worldwide aid group Save the Children said Monday.
The aid group says power lines of a water station have been damaged by fighting, so there is no steady flow of water to the city and its surrounding areas.
'We are committed to this agreement: Within five days they are supposed to leave and we have told our American colleagues to use their leverage, their connections to make sure that they leave without any incidents, ' he said in Istanbul yesterday.
The PKK has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984, and is listed as a terror group by Turkey and its Western allies.
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It said Turkish forces had responded to the attack and said the YPG had committed 22 violations of the deal since it begun. The ministry said a Turkish soldier was killed in an attack by Kurdish militants in Tel Abyad, about 75 miles west of Ras al-Ain. "If they wanted, they would stop it".
President Trump's abrupt decision to pull U.S. forces out of the area effectively paved the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish forces.
Turkey and Russian Federation will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. Turkey has considered numerous Kurdish fighters to be terrorists. Turkey also wants to resettle some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees on its soil in the border "safe zone".
French President Emmanuel Macron said that it was important to extend the ceasefire in northeast Syria in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.