US preparing to send 150 troops to support Turkey in northeast Syria: report

US preparing to send 150 troops to support Turkey in northeast Syria: report

The United States is preparing to send around 150 soldiers to northeastern Syria to conduct joint patrols with Turkish troops, Daily Sabah reported.

The New York Times (NYT) was the first to report the Pentagon's plans, which would be another step by Washington to ramp up partnership with Turkey over its reiterated concerns about ongoing U.S. support to People's Protection Units (YPG), the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliate.

Ankara has long objected to U.S. support for the YPG, a group that terrorizes locals and poses a threat to Turkey. The PKK has killed over 40,000 people in Turkey -- including women, children and infant -- in its decades-long terror campaign.

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