Turkey shells US Special Forces in Syria, U.S. forces fall back

Within the United States political factions from across the spectrum have pressed for US President Donald Trump to use more weapons- political economic and military- to protect the Kurds of northeast Syria

The Turkish defence ministry hailed its forces' capture of the first Kurdish-held town of the offensive so far.

"This was not a mistake", he said.

He added that the firing stopped as soon as the USA brought up the issue with Turkish authorities.

It wants a 30 kilometre wide buffer zone along the border, which can also serve as an area to repatriate millions of Syrian refugees now living in Turkey.

But Kurdish forces denied Turkey's claims. A video released by the group's cadres depicted them firing streams of bullets into the corpse of a uniformed Kurdish fighter they had apprehended moments before, to shouts of "God is great".

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that the town, a major target of the Turkish offensive, had yet to be completely taken.

Lava Ibrahim and her sister Midya emigrated to the United States from Qamishli in northeast Syria seven years ago as refugees, grateful for the safe haven the country provided them.

A humanitarian group in the region reported that as of Thursday, at least 11 people have been killed by the Turkish bombing campaign. "Many people are sleeping in tents".

Five IS members also escaped from a prison in Qamishli amid Turkish shelling on Friday, the SDF said.

"[.] That was a lie that was spun by the YPG", she said, referring to the largely Kurdish militia that forms the bulk of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic forces. Turkey considers them a terrorist group related to Kurdish guerrillas locked in a decades-long insurgency against the government in Ankara.

Turkey's stated objective is to set up a "safe zone" inside Syria to resettle numerous 3.6 million Syrian war refugees it has been hosting.

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US President Donald Trump's administration said Turkey's incursion was causing "great harm" in relations with its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

SDF forces had then repelled the attackers and the road was reopened, it said. He said that he another senior USA military officials are coordinating with the Turks "to make sure that they know exactly where American forces are". "Indeed the necessary coordination is being carried out by our headquarters and the Americans", Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Saturday.

The statement didn't say whether Macron urged USA forces to intervene.

"Before the shooting, all kinds of precautions were taken to prevent damage to the U.S base", a translated version of the statement read.

The invasion has prompted a raft of worldwide sanctions against Turkey.

On Saturday, France said it would suspend all weapons exports to Turkey. "These are very powerful sanctions". The Syrian Kurdish-led administration said almost 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of the offensive.

President Trump has suggested he would be prepared to use sanctions against Turkey if necessary.

Turkey has thus far shown no sign it will back off.

The prime minister spoke to the Turkish president by telephone and urged him to end the operation and enter into dialogue with a view to reaching a ceasefire.

"We don't. negotiate with terrorists".

Iraq, the current president of the League, said the offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganise their remnants". "We tried the political solution in Turkey in the past and we saw what happened".

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