US troops could be ‘accidentally’ hit in strikes

U.S military vehicles and Kurdish fighters drive in the town of Darbasiya, Syria April 28, 2017 © Rodi Said / Reuters
A senior aide to Turkish President Erdogan has stated that US forces in Syria could be “accidentally” hit by Turkish rockets alongside Kurdish militants, stating that Ankara won’t hold back a strike against PKK militia just because US troops are present.

“It doesn’t matter whether they [US troops] are patrolling there. If those PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] terrorists continue their activities within Turkey…you know they are infiltrating from northern Syria [into Turkey]…” Ilnur Cevik, a senior political adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Turkish radio station CRI TURK on Wednesday.

“…If they go a little further then our forces [wouldn’t care whether] there are American armours there…suddenly you happen to see there are a few missiles [that] hit them accidentally too,” he continued.