The Pentagon has called on the Syrian government to reconsider its plans to launch attacks on Kurdish militants and allied US forces which have been operating in areas in northeastern Syria.
Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the joint staff, said on Thursday that Washington would deem it a bad policy for Syria if it attacked the SDF militant group, which enjoys massive US support.
“Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US Forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” said McKenzie during a press conference.
The remarks came hours after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a televised interview that the United States must leave the county as the Syrian people will no longer accept illegal foreign presence in the country.
He also warned that the Syrian forces would not stand on ceremony to purge the country’s northeastern regions from militants, no matter who supported them….