• Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces ‘should stop fighting now’ – US

    Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces ‘should stop fighting now’ – US

    The US defence secretary has called on Turkey and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to stay focused on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and not to target each other.

    Monday’s statement by Ash Carter came after Turkish forces launched a two-pronged operation last week against ISIL, also known as ISIS, and Kurdish forces from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside Syria.

    “We have called upon Turkey … to stay focused on the fight against ISIL and […]