U.S. Backed Kurdish Led Forces Ready to Coordinate With Syrian Army Against Turkey

AMMAN (Reuters) —

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters gather during an offensive against Islamic State militants in northern Raqqa Province, Syria, in 2017. (REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo)

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday they would coordinate with Syrian government troops to fend off any Turkish invasion of the north, and protect Syrian territory.

They said the decision came after an emergency meeting of their top commanders that discussed threats by Turkey to wage a new offensive on swaths of northern Syria they control.

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