Rising risk of conflict in northern Syria between US and Turkey

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signs a drone at a military airbase in Batman, Turkey, on Saturday.

When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched an offensive there last month against US-backed Kurdish fighters, he started in an area where American troops aren’t embedded with their allies.

But he said the operation will soon extend further east, to the town of Manbij, where they are. “We’ll press against terrorists without taking into consideration who’s next to them,” Erdogan said on January 30. Several ministers have made the same point.

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