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Washington's policy is frankly mad.

The Trump administration has also used lesser-known Pentagon accounts to boost Jordan and Lebanon's defenses against border threats. ISIS is another acronym for Islamic State. Russian news reports said Tuesday that an unknown number of private military contractors from Russia were among the dead, illustrating the risks foreign forces face on Syria's crowded battlefields. Except none of the conditions that caused the civil war in the first place, or the rivalries that helped perpetuate it, had gone away.

President Barack Obama resisted the temptation to intervene directly in the Syrian imbroglio.

Keeping U.S. forces in areas that Assad's government hopes to reclaim inherently increases the probability of more clashes.

Erdoğan also questioned the USA struggle against the ISIL, asking: "How many Deash members have you killed?"

It launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, defying United States warnings it risked destabilising the area.

Some analysts have even less realistic ambitions.

In November, the United Nations reported an alarming rate of child malnutrition there, which it said was the worst in all of Syria's war. In retaliation Israel bombed a dozen sites in Syria. It is a delusion, a fantasy.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by both, the U.S. and Turkey, but the United States distinguishes between the PKK group and Syrian Kurds at large.

Iraq's Shi'ite-led government is pursuing a hard diplomatic balancing act by trying to maintain good relations with both the United States and its Sunni Gulf Arab allies and with their main regional foe, Shi'ite Iran.

Washington plans a permanent military presence in northern Syria. But it set up military bases and ran electricity wires from Turkey into the Syrian cities under its control.

On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster during which "the long-term strategic partnerships between Turkey and the US were confirmed and the sensitivities and priorities of the two countries were handled", according to a presidential source. Additionally, Turkish forces have been launching air strikes against YPG forces in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin. Relations between the two countries have soured over disagreements over supporting Kurdish forces involved in fighting ISIS.

Threatening U.S. forces in Manbij-Erdogan has said he would be forced to "bury" them and warned that although "they tell us 'don't come to Manbij, '" Turkey "will come to Manbij" - could irrevocably damage the decades-long U.S.

"As Syria enters a risky and much more volatile phase, it's going to be characterized by key stakeholders seeking to stake their hold on the ground, ensure their interests are protected", Mona Yacoubian, the senior adviser for Syria, the Middle East, and North Africa at the U.S. Institute of Peace, told me. Indeed, in few nations is popular antagonism toward Washington greater. But Washington has expressed concern about the Olive Branch operation and urged restraint from Turkey. "I am calling on the people of the United States, this money is coming out of the budget of the United States, it is coming out of people's pockets". Both agencies failed miserably as the ostensible guerrillas accepted USA arms and promptly handed them over to terrorist groups fighting in Syria.

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