A Syrian woman mourns during the funeral of civilians and military personnel killed during the Turkish offensive against Afrin.
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Turkey urged the United States Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria in some of Ankara's strongest comments yet about a potential clash with its NATO ally.The U.S. has around 2,000 troops in Syria, officially as part of an international, U.S.-led coalition against Daesh (ISIS).U.S. forces were deployed in and around Manbij last March to deter Turkish and U.S.-backed rebels from attacking each other.U.S. President Donald Trump urged Erdogan Wednesday to curtail the military operation in Syria, the White House said.The Turkish military said in a statement it had killed 303 militants in northern Syria since the operation started.The Syrian Democratic Forces, a YPG-dominated umbrella group backed by the United States in the fight against Daesh, has previously said Turkey is exaggerating the number of dead.
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