Lieutenant General US army Paul Funk, the commander of us forces in Syria and Iraq, arrived in Manbij to Express support for Kurdish militias and respond to threats from Turkey.
«We are here to make sure: «the Islamic state» will not raise their head in this area,» said the captain. The Kurdish militias of the Union of democratic forces – the most reliable ally of the Western coalition leading the fight against ISIS.
«When no one dared to fight with ISIS, the Kurds went for it and won», — he reminded. Answering the question is concerned about his rising tension between the US and Turkey, the warlord stated that his job is not to worry, but to fight.
Recall that a week ago in support of the Kurdish militia said the head of Central command, General Joe Votel. He rejected the request of Turkey to withdraw American troops from Manuja, saying that such relocation is not provided.