The US calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria and Iraq

The United States has called for an immediate de-escalation in Syria and Iraq over the heightened threat to civilian lives amid the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, as well as the counter-terrorist operation launched by Turkish forces in the region.

This will be discussed briefly pronunciation The US State Department reports this on Tuesday evening, reports Ukrinform.

“The United States expresses its sincere condolences for the deaths of civilians in Syria and Turkey. We call for de-escalation in Syria to protect civilian lives and support the common goal of defeating ISIS,” the statement said.

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At the same time, it is emphasized that Washington continues to oppose uncoordinated military actions in Iraq that violate Iraq’s sovereignty.

As reported by Ukrinform, the Turkish Defense Ministry launched an anti-terrorist operation in the north on Sunday night. Iraq and Syria, targeting the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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The operation came a week after the November 13 Istanbul bombing that killed six people and injured 81 others. Turkey believes it was a terrorist attack, involving both said Kurdish associations.

By Peter Kavinsky

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