In response to the US-led coalition’s policy in Syria and its support for Syrian Kurdish forces, the Turkish state media has exposed US military positions in Syria.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency has published an article highlighting 10 American military locations in northern Syria.
The maps, published by Anadolu on Monday, include specific locations of eight military posts and two air bases near the Turkish border as well as troop counts for both US and French forces.
The article lists three points in Hasakeh, two points in Manbij, and three spots north of Raqqa.
The United States first established air bases in Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria in October 2015.
In March and April 2016, the US added supplemental sites in the region.
The Anadolu article suggested this was a retaliatory action by Turkey for weapons ending up in the hands of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, which is assisting the US-led coalition in the fight against ISIS.
“By exposing these secret US military positions, Turkey is clearly providing information to ISIS terrorists to attack the American troops in Rojava-Northern Syria,” a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG forces told ARA News on Wednesday. “We won’t allow Turkey and its terrorist allies to approach these areas.”…