"We have not abandoned the Kurds, let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Esper said on Friday. "We have not abandoned them. No one greenlighted this operation by Turkey – just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels telling the Turks not to commence this operation."
President Donald Trump's acquiescence to the Turkish invasion has caused several Republican lawmakers to express alarm that the United States is showing it will not stand by its friends
Syrian Kurdish forces say they have captured eight foreign-born ISIS fighters, one of whom is an American-born teenager.