- The US-led coalition has set up a Kurdish-dominated “Border Security Force” in Syria.
- The move has enraged Russia, Iran, the Syrian regime, and especially Turkey.
- A US Defense Department spokesperson asserted that “The training is designed to enhance security for displaced persons returning to their devastated communities.”
The US-led coalition in Syria acknowledged over the weekend that it’s training a Kurdish-dominated “Border Security Force” to operate in northern and eastern parts of Syria.
It has especially angered Ankara, which views Kurdish YPG as a terrorist organization — an extension of the Kurdish PKK that has waged an insurgency in Turkey for decades.
Business Insider asked the Pentagon and Operation Inherent Resolve on Tuesday and Wednesday why such a force was created, but both spokespersons were unable to give an answer until Wednesday night.
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