General Keane: Turkish incursion into Syria would force Kurds to flee, freeing captured ISIS members (via Fox news)
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Retired U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane warned a military incursion into Syria by Turkey could cause the American-ally Kurds to flee, leaving thousands of ISIS prisoners unguarded.
Keane told Martha MacCallum Tuesday on " The Story " the situation has been "evolving" since President Trump announced a pull-out of troops from Syria, which critics said could lead to regional instability.
"It is evolving [and] it's unfortunate that we were not unequivocal with [Turkish President Recep] Erdogan and his regime about a military incursion into Syria -- and particularly targeted against the Kurds who are obviously our partners in defeating ISIS.
A regional ethnic group long friendly to the United States and aiding in its military moves against terrorist groups like ISIS, the Kurdish people live in an area that includes parts of Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey.
Keane called that situation a "recipe for disaster."
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