The U.S. is warning Turkey against any incursions into northeastern Syria that would attack Kurdish forces. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning a military operation in the Kurdish-controlled region is imminent. The U.S.-backed Kurdish force is considered a terrorist group by Turkey. U.S. and Turkish military officials are holding talks this week over the issue.
This comes as a fragile, short-lived ceasefire in Idlib was abandoned earlier this week, with Syrian forces resuming airstrikes in the rebel stronghold. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian forces also struck the region with air raids. The U.N. says the bombardment campaign in Idlib has killed at least 400 people and displaced over 440,000 in recent months.