Turkey is calling for the United States and other allies to provide ground support as Russian-backed Syrian regime forces are closing in on Turkey’s borders.
Washington said a large-scale joint ground operation is highly unlikely despite the Turkish call.
Kurdish Militia have dominated several parts of Iraq and Syria from the Islamic State. Russian-backed regime forces have taken back several areas of Syria from both Saudi-backed rebels and IS.
Shiite Militias backed by Iran along with Russian air strikes had provided help for Syrian forces.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish YPG militia has become a prime target of Turkish artillery fire. Turkey considers the militia to be hostile insurgents in the region.
Turkey has accused Russia of “obvious war crimes” following its missile attacks against hospitals and an MSF facility in the northern region of Syria. Syrian ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad blamed the US for the airstrikes. In response, a US official denied all claims as no IS presence had been noted in the northern provinces.
Turkey had promised the YPG the “harshest reaction” if it should capture a town near the Turkish Border.
UN Syria Envoy Staffan de Mistura conversed with Syria’s foreign minister to end hostilities and have the country’s support to bring in humanitarian aid.