The US provided Turkey with intelligence, including surveillance video and information from reconnaissance aircraft, that may have aided in its assault on US-allied Kurdish forces in Syria, The New York Times reported.
The intelligence sharing continued as late as Monday — two days before Turkey invaded Syria to go after the Kurds — according to the report.
Past reports suggest the US in 2017 began sharing more intelligence on the Kurds with Turkey in order to quell the Turkish government’s anger over Trump arming Kurdish forces in Syria.
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The US provided Turkey with intelligence that may have helped it track and target Kurdish forces in Syria who played a vital role in the US-led fight against ISIS, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The US was providing intelligence to Turkey on the region as part of a counterterrorism partnership up until Monday, a Department of Defense official told the Times, the day after the Trump administration announced it was pulling US troops from northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish operation.
Trump’s decision to pull US forces from the region has been broadly criticized as a betrayal of the Kurds and a …read more
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