US President Donald Trump said Monday that Turkey must be careful not to injure US troops during its operation in Syria.
"Syria should be short-term work … we only have 50 people in this area, it's a small sector, I don't want these 50 people to be injured or killed or anything, I don't want anything bad to happen to the our people and I said this to President (Recep) Erdogan, "said Trump.
"I told Turkey that if they do something out of what we think is inhumane … they could suffer the wrath of an extremely decimated economy," Trump said.
Turkish planes reportedly destroyed two bridges that were controlled by Kurdish forces on Syria's border with Iraq
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already announced on Saturday that he could launch a military operation in Syria on the east side of the Euphrates River to fight the Kurds, create a security zone and enable Syrian refugees to return. .
The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces said Turkey's operation would have a "significant negative impact" on the fight against the terrorist group Daesh and would "destroy all stability achieved in recent years".
(tagsToTranslate) Trump tells Turkey not to attack US troops in Syria