US Special Forces join Turkish troops in Cobanbey


US Special Forces join Turkish troops in Cobanbey16/09/2016 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey)
: U.S. Special Operation forces are accompanying Turkish troops and Free Syrian Army fighters along the Turkish border near Jarabulus and Cobanbey in Syria, the Pentagon told Anadolu Agency on Friday. The move came “at the request of the government of Turkey”, according to agency spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis. “U.S. personnel operating with Turkish forces and Syrian opposition forces will provide the same train, advise and assist support they have been providing to other local partners in Syria fighting ISIL,” Davis wrote in an email using an alternative name for Daesh. The new development comes as the Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish artillery earlier in the day, began to move toward Daesh’s stronghold al-Bab, nearly 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Cobanbey as a part of Operation Euphrates Shield…

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/us-special-forces-join-turkish-troops-in-cobanbey/647280

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