U.S. President Donald Trump walks on South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., as he departs to attend the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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The United States would prefer that Turkish troops "remove themselves" from a conflict in the Syrian border town of Afrin, President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser said Thursday.The United States has previously expressed concerns over Turkey's military offensive against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northwest Syria but Bossert's comments were the most direct call for Turkey to withdraw.Turkish leaders have threatened to expand their drive against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to other border areas, a move that could put Turkish troops in direct conflict with U.S. forces and their Syrian Kurdish allies. The YPG, backed by the U.S., now control 25 percent of Syrian territory.In further comments suggesting that Turkey could expand the Afrin offensive to other areas, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Thursday that his government won't allow the creation of a "terrorist" entity along Turkey's borders. He again accused the United States of not standing by a NATO ally.
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