Turkey Says Over 100 Killed In Attack On U.S. Allies In Syria | NBC Nightly News


CHIEF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT RICHARD EN GECHLT LGEL IS INSIDE RICHARD EN GECHLT LGEL IS INSIDE WITH THE LATEST. WITH THE LATEST.>>Reporter: TONIGHT TENS OF>>Reporter: TONIGHT TENS OF THOUSAND OF CIVILIANS ARE THOUSAND OF CIVILIANS ARE FLEEING AS TURKEY ESCALATES ITS FLEEING AS TURKEY ESCALATES ITS INVASION INTO SYRIA, TARGETING INVASION INTO SYRIA, TARGETING THE U.S. ALL IS, THE KURDS. THE U.S. ALL IS, THE KURDS. SMASHING TOWNS AND VILLAGES ON SMASHING TOWNS AND VILLAGES ON THE BORDER WITH AIR STRIKES, THE BORDER WITH AIR STRIKES, ARTILLERY AND GROUND FORCES. ARTILLERY AND GROUND FORCES. THE INJURED RUSHED TO HOSPITALS. THE INJURED RUSHED TO HOSPITALS. FAMILIES SCRAMBLING TO GHETTO FAMILIES SCRAMBLING TO GHETTO OUT, CARRYING WHATEVER THEY CAN. OUT, CARRYING WHATEVER THEY CAN. WE WERE HIT BY SIX OR SEVEN WE WERE HIT BY SIX OR SEVEN BOMBS, THIS WOMAN SAID. BOMBS, THIS WOMAN SAID. WE DROVE INTO NORTHERN SEAR WE DROVE INTO NORTHERN SEAR CAMERA THIS MORNING AND SOON MET CAMERA THIS MORNING AND SOON MET THESE KURDISH PROTESTERS JUST THESE KURDISH PROTESTERS JUST OUTSIDE THE FRONT LINE. OUTSIDE THE FRONT LINE. THEY’RE BEING URGED TO STAY AND THEY’RE BEING URGED TO STAY AND RESIST. RESIST. SHE IS SAYING THE AMERICANS WITH SHE IS SAYING THE AMERICANS WITH THE KURDS FOUGHT AGAINST ISIS. THE KURDS FOUGHT AGAINST ISIS. WITHOUT THE KURDS, THEY WOULD WITHOUT THE KURDS, THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEFEAT NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEFEAT ISIS. ISIS. SHE’S ASKING, WHY ARE THE SHE’S ASKING, WHY ARE THE AMERICANS LEAVING US NOW? AMERICANS LEAVING US NOW? THE KURDS BLAME PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE KURDS BLAME PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO ESSENTIALLY GAVE THE GREEN WHO ESSENTIALLY GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT OF THE TURKISH ATTACK BY LIGHT OF THE TURKISH ATTACK BY ORDERING U.S. TROOPS OUT OF THE ORDERING U.S. TROOPS OUT OF THE WAY. WAY. TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETING HE TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETING HE COULD MEDIATE A DEAL BETWEEN COULD MEDIATE A DEAL BETWEEN TURKY AND THE KURDS AND TURKY AND THE KURDS AND THREATENING SANCTIONS ON TURKEY. THREATENING SANCTIONS ON TURKEY.>>WE HAD A BIG VICTORY.>>WE HAD A BIG VICTORY. WE LEFT THE AREA. WE LEFT THE AREA. I DON’T THINK THE AMERICAN I DON’T THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO SEE US GO BACK IN PEOPLE WANT TO SEE US GO BACK IN WITH OUR MILITARY. WITH OUR MILITARY. WE ARE GOING TO POSSIBLY DO WE ARE GOING TO POSSIBLY DO SOMETHING VERY, VERY TOUGH WITH SOMETHING VERY, VERY TOUGH WITH RESPECT TO SANCTIONS. RESPECT TO SANCTIONS.>>Reporter: TURKEY’S FOREIGN>>Reporter: TURKEY’S FOREIGN MINISTER TONIGHT SAYS THE MINISTER TONIGHT SAYS THE ASSAULT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL, HE ASSAULT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL, HE SAYS, ALL TERRORISTS ARE SAYS, ALL TERRORISTS ARE NEUTRALIZED. NEUTRALIZED. THE ASSAULT IS FACING WORLDWIDE THE ASSAULT IS FACING WORLDWIDE CONDEMNATION. CONDEMNATION. IN PART, BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST IN PART, BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST AN OFFENSIVE. AN OFFENSIVE. IT’S A SETTLEMENT CAMPAIGN. IT’S A SETTLEMENT CAMPAIGN. TURKEY IS SENDING IN ARAB TURKEY IS SENDING IN ARAB MILITIAS THAT WOULD DISPLACE THE MILITIAS THAT WOULD DISPLACE THE KURDS FROM THEIR HOMES KURDS FROM THEIR HOMES CURRENTLY. CURRENTLY. AND THERE ARE GROWING FEARS AND THERE ARE GROWING FEARS ABOUT THESE DETENTION CAMPS, ABOUT THESE DETENTION CAMPS, HOLDING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOLDING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ISIS FIGHTERS AND THEIR ISIS FIGHTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FAMILIES. KURDISH OFFICIALS NOW WARN SOME KURDISH OFFICIALS NOW WARN SOME ISIS MEMBERS HAVE PROBABLY ISIS MEMBERS HAVE PROBABLY ALREADY ESCAPED BECAUSE KURDISH ALREADY ESCAPED BECAUSE KURDISH TROOPS HAD TO RUSH TO THE FRONT TROOPS HAD TO RUSH TO THE FRONT LINES. LINES. U.S. FORCES HAVE TAKEN CUSTODY U.S. FORCES HAVE TAKEN CUSTODY OF AT LEAST TWO HIGH-PROFILE OF AT LEAST TWO HIGH-PROFILE ISIS DETAINEES, ACCUSED OF ISIS DETAINEES, ACCUSED OF MURDERING AMERICAN JOURNALISTS MURDERING AMERICAN JOURNALISTS JAMES FOLEY AND DOZENS OF OTHER

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  1. Turkish goverment should open the door in turkey more than 5 million Syrians pie the doors and destroyed Europe dint wait no more

  2. The question is who is the boss in us the media. Mr Trump knows who are they fake news fake media just as like me Trump said that honest men

  3. DON'T BE SO STUPID! TURKEY IS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO RECEIVE AND HELP 4 MILLION SYRIANS. AND NOW ITS SOLE PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT ITS BORDERS FROM TERRORIST KURDS.

  4. There's something that everyone forgets.Everyone says that Turkey invaded.They say he attacked the Kurds.This is not true.This is a lie.Turkey is fighting with the PKK for 30 years.PKK is a terrorist organization.The United Nations declares the PKK a terrorist.The PKK is a threat to Turkey.IN NORTH OF SYRIA.So, on the border of Turkey.Now ask yourself this question.What should I do if there is a terrorist organization within the borders of my country.What should I do to an organization that threatens me and kills my citizens for 30 years?

  5. This is nothing new proxy wars exist all over the world…Ukraine??? So why is the news making a big issue about this now? Oh yea it’s one more thing to blame trump for. Let the Middle East sort itself out the Russians have been there the British America etc etc we try bringing them peace and democracy and they don’t want us there on top of that Syria is a country that supports terrorism and isis started there they are not victims. Here’s Obama admitting to training and funding isis aka Syrian terrorism… gee I wonder who created this mess 🤔 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RNha3nabZeI

  6. So Turkey is using terrorists against the Kurds, accusing them of beeing terrorist to free the other terrorists? How cute

  7. Turkey is not NATO, the coordinate with Russia and now are attacking our allies. They should be removed and equipment and funding dismantled

  8. wtf..Im arabian and the journalist aren't really translating what people are saying… he's saying completely different things…

  9. This Jamie Lanister looking moron needs to get some language lessons if he is going to report in that area… Also, he needs to be a puppet and report objectively. Fake news, indeed.

  10. President Trump made the right tough decision! Our mission was to destroy ISIS. PERIOD! That is it, and the only reason we were in Syria. We destroyed ISIS from their last position in March. We no longer have any reason or invitation to be in Syria…a foreign country. It was past time to get out. The Kurds knew up front we were only aligned in our fight against ISIS…not in their civil WAR. We aren't some band of brothers with them. If our interests weren't aligned on ISIS they would turn fight us too. They also would have expected us to leave Syria when the ISIS fight was over. The Kurds want to occupy and hold onto ground that isn't theirs which ISIS had caused Syrians to flee from. Syria and Turkey do not want the Kurds occupying that land. Whether right or wrong, this condition, civil war with the Kurds, Turkey, and Syria existed long before us. It is not our WAR, it is their own civil war. Trump absolutely made the right call in moving US advisers out of that conflict. I hope Trump does sanction Turkey, and support the Kurds as much as possible, but it is not our WAR…it is theirs. Turkey is a NATO ally and supported NATO in the Iraq and Serbia wars. Turkey also has a large Air Force and possesses nuclear bombs to defend NATO. Is that a WAR you want President Trump to push America into, then you are insane, uninformed, or just simply as usual a Democrat who just hates everything Trump does with out justification.

  11. I am by no means a specialist in this subject. But is it possible, that this move by US has planted the seeds for the next generation of terrorists? That will take revenge in some years down the road? Just a discussion question. Let us discuss without offending. Like Mister Rogers would. In kindness.

  12. Kurds were used by US and EU to fight IS. They just were used when they needed them and now, they are not needed any more. Thats what US do to their slaves and thats what exactly deserved the Kurdish stupid fighters

  13. I dont get the funny comments, my whole family is begging for my family to survive and yall making jokes jesus christ unrespectfull.

  14. I said I'm here to turkey all over the world. Syrian terrorists in his operation that pyd pkk to accumulate them only because the European enemy is throwing such false news

  15. Of course Turkey is using militia not a real military invasion, they are seeking the destruction of the Kurds, millions of Kurds were murdered by Saddam Hussein so they took arm and fought Saddam, thousands of kurds were massacre by ISIS so they took arm and fought and defeated ISIS, hundreds of thousands were killed by the Syrian military so they took arm and fought Assad and were very close to winning the Civil war. It's sad that the Kurds cant live in peace there dream to create a Kurdistan is just a fairytale to the world.

  16. America can add the deaths in this attack to the deaths in El Paso, Odessa and Dayton amongst too many others, to the ongoing relentless poor decisions trump continues to make on behalf of his jilted policy, administration and the top 1%, who’s drive for financial gain and ignorance of the suffering being experienced by the 99% of Americans and anyone on planet earth who deserves basic human rights … trump owns this along with his failed healthcare policy, failed gun control policy, failed immigration policy, failed policy on fighting racism and hate, failed tariff policy, and the too many to list pelvises that are a mistake for America and global man kind … yes trump owns all of this.

  17. I feel sorry for the Kurds Saddam Hussein killed a million kurds with gas back in the 80s and then help the United States of America in Iraq and then help with isis and now we bail out on them sad

  18. Of all the bad things Trump has done this is by far the most disgusting. The Kurds won the war against ISIS, not the US. They were our ground troops while supplied intelligence, training and air support. They paid a heavy price (11K killed) so that US didn't have to (only 17 dead). And this is the thanks they get? Trump is a war criminal! I'd love to see the transcript of his call with Erdogan during which he decided to do this against all advice from people around him.

  19. Syria now has a 2million soldier state army within its borders instead of terrorist factions 👈 Trump is ment to be blamed and America to fall so Israel can take over power, all the chess pieces will become clear soon.

  20. 🇹🇷We are there for justice and security. We are not there to fight the Kurds, but to fight the terrorists

  21. Truimp could finish this but he just dont want it to be finished.. u know why??
    Coz u mother Fu..ers are the reason behind the whole terrorism in middle east..
    Are u captain of the whole world??
    F… u truimp

  22. ALL SETUP BY AMERICA. YOU CREATED ISIS WITH TURKEY YOUR IMAGINARY ENEMY. THEN NOW TRUMP PULLS AWAY AMERICAN TROOPS FROM SYRIA AND LEAVES HIS ALLIES ALL STRANDED. NOW THEY HAVE THE BALLS TO STRIKE

  23. In all operations in the region, even in the Korean war, the Turks are U.S. allies.

    The United States only worked with Kurdish terrorist groups in Syria.

  24. All this suffering is the result of a knee jerk decision Trump made on his own without consulting anyone. Now he's got a war and it's only a matter of time before we take some casualties. This blood is on Trump's hands. Words cannot describe how incompetent, dishonorable, shameful, and cowardly, Trump is. Unfortunately, others will pay a heavy price for his thoughtless action.

  25. Christian Zionist Evangelical backed criminal Enterprise 😂 the new revised Machiavellian edition of the Gospel 😜 it's better for the Zionist Evangelical backing to allow Trump to sacrifice the Kurds for personal gain than chance losing grip on the American taxpayers blood and treasure to continue to fight Israeli Zionist wars in the middle East 🙊 🙉🙈 🤫🤑 🤥

  26. Kurdish YPG torture their own for not wanting to join the military. This is the terror organisation the west is supporting! ISIS, Pkk, YPG are all the same….

    https://youtu.be/jjnG7jlBRDk

  27. "That’s an area weapon […] That’s not something we ever would have done to a partner force", the official said, adding that Turkish forces knew there were Americans on the hill and that it had to be deliberate, the DC-based newspaper reported.

    According to an earlier Pentagon statement, Turkish shells "exploded a few hundred meters of a location outside the Security Mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have US forces present".

    The Pentagon has demanded that Ankara avoid actions that "could result in immediate defensive action".

    Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said earlier on Saturday that the nation's military is coordinating efforts with the United States, and has denied accusations that Ankara deliberately targeted US forces in the region.

  28. The Turkish Defence Ministry also said it had taken the necessary measures to avoid inflicting damage on a US observation post near the positions of Kurdish-led forces.

    Turkey launched its military offensive dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring' on Wednesday, several days after US President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly discussed the issue in a phone call. The Trump administration quickly announced that Washington would not stand in Ankara's way although the Kurdish members of the SDF have long worked closely alongside the Pentagon to neutralize Daesh.

    The offensive began after Trump ordered the removal of some 1,000 US troops from the region. Ankara stated that it had killed what it called  415 "terrorists" since Wednesday.

    Turkey's move has been condemned by the international community, including by Western allies and in the Arab world. Damascus views the offensive as a violation of Syria's territorial integrity.

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Operation Peace Spring was launched "in accordance with international law, Article 51 of the UN Charter and UN Security Council Resolutions on fight against terrorism".

  29. All the blood we shed with the Kurds for years…wasted and dishonored by two men. Both are presidents.
    Praying for our terp, brother and friend from Camp Speicher, "Big John" Sabir (I won't dime him out with his real name), hoping you're safe in Kirkuk or bugging out for Jordan, man

  30. I think Trump didn't foresee the humanity crisis and military actions on their allies following US withdrawal. Foreseeing that requires too much brainworks, the president is incapable of.

  31. idiots, they got a picture of their captive leader of the pkk & expect turkey not to do anything. obviously the U.S goverment & kurdish supporters of pkk are stupid, that leader in this vid killed 40k turkish & kurdish women & children by bombing buses & shopping centres in Turkey. all of you who support him will be 6 feet under soon god willing.

  32. Every Kurdish death is on the head of Donald Trump. His cowardly betrayal of the Kurds should be one of the "crimes against humanity".

  33. Turkey has been waiting on the side lines to get at the the Kurds since all this started. America pulls out then they attack not hard to figure out. Trump should never have pulled the troops from Syria he left the Kurds high dry. Now ISIS will rebuild as there is no resistance. I thought Vietnam was bad this is Vietnam 2020 folks!!!

  34. I assume that Erdogan will also not untwist this situation to large-scale military action. I think he will strike at the points where he believes the bases of Kurdish terrorists are located, and he can curtail his activities on this front, start just an ideological campaign, saying and convincing his, first of all, the population that the largest anti-terrorist action was carried out, gain points in his country

  35. The Europe is still in fear of Turkish people and their bravery. The European/Roman ancestry people are cowards just like their ancestors, they can't fight people with equal strength and only know fighting indirectly by drones, missiles etc where there is no loss of their lives being lost. The ottomans against whom their ancestors have fought and present conditions of Turkey are making them worried if similar situation arises today.

  36. what a propaganda the kurdish zionist puppet did ethnic cleansing against the local population which is arabs and replaced it by kurds from all the region and now crying like what is the way around ,anyway the distiny of the kurds who are in fact a gypsy of the region is to be wiped by Turks,Arabs,Persian through all the history and even the futur for the simple reason that they are just tool of the Zionist and American and thrown every time like a dirty kleenex.

  37. Good job from Turkey side!!!! Turkey, i call you for killing all of U.S. soldiers and kurdish militans.
    At first , kurdish militans are terrorists.
    Second : If U.S. soldiers dont want to die, what they are doing in middle east? Go f**k away from here and return to your fckn home to United States!!!!

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