Turkish armed forces are making an effort to clear northern Syria of "terror organizations" and Turkey can not declare a cease-fire before the YPG, which Ankara sees as the Syrian branch of outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), was eliminated from its borders, said Erdogan.
Democratic Leader Charles Schumer slammed Trump for scuttling years of progress American and Syrian Kurdish forces had made against the Islamic State group "in one fell, quick, unthought-out swoop". He said Trump's abrupt decision has encouraged an Islamic State "jailbreak".
Six Turkish soldiers have been killed since Ankara launched its cross-border operation last Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Tuesday rejected the offer of his US counterpart Donald Trump for a cease-fire with the Syrian Kurdish fighters, but agreed to keep in dialogue with Washington.
Meanwhile, Russian military personnel appeared to take over an abandoned US military base in Manbij in a video obtained by the Wall Street Journal. He says, "We're asking for a ceasefire" and have "a lot in store" if Turkey doesn't comply.
At least four civilians, including two journalists, were killed and dozens injured when a convoy was hit by a Turkish air strike on the Syrian town of Ras al Ain on Sunday, Colville said.
U.S. troops had outposts in Manbij as part of the Western mission against the self-styled "Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria. They are announcing sanctions.
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Last week, Turkey launched "Operation Peace Spring" with the stated goal of establishing a "safe zone" inside Syria - mainly on territory held by Kurdish militias allied with the U.S., but which Ankara considers terrorist organizations.
The campaign came after the withdrawal of the USA forces from northern Syria, which was seen as a sign of abandoning the Kurdish forces that are considered as Washington's allies in fighting the Islamic State militants in Syria.
By Associated Press writer Robert Burns.
A total of 70,000 children are among the displaced people, who left areas in the northern provinces of Hasakah and Raqqa as a result of the Turkish military campaign that started on October 9 against Kurdish-controlled areas in northern and northeastern Syria, Rojava said in a statement.
The U.S.is calling on Turkey to stop its invasion of Syria and declare a cease-fire in the assault that began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.
US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara to meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week to discuss the country's ongoing military operation in Syria, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, Trend reports citing Sputnik.