March 13, 2019 / 8:05 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. sees Turkish offensive in Syria as unnecessary -U.S. official

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes such an operation would not be needed to address Ankara’s security concerns, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday, dismissing media reports to the contrary.

A Turkish defense official was cited by Turkish state media on Tuesday as saying Ankara was discussing with the United States and Russia a potential offensive in a region of northeast Syria controlled by Kurdish-led fighters. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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