US told pro-Kurdish forces in Syria not to cross Euphrates: Biden

Kurdish fighters belonging to the People's Protection Units (YPG) put a YPG flag on the door of the central prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on August 23, 2016US Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said Washington had made clear that pro-Kurdish forces in Syria must not cross west of the Euphrates River, a prospect alarming for Turkey. “We have made it absolutely clear… that they must go back across the river,” Biden said at a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Turkey fears that Syrian Kurds may have designs on Jarabulus after seizing the strategic Manbij area in northern Syria from IS.

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