Washington DC – American troops in Syria came under fire by the Turkish military.
A contingent of U.S. Special Forces was caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area. A senior Pentagon official said shelling by the Turkish forces was so heavy that the U.S. personnel considered firing back in self-defense.
Newsweek has learned through both an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official and the senior Pentagon official that Special Forces operating on Mashtenour hill in the majority-Kurdish city of Kobani fell under artillery fire from Turkish forces conducting their so-called “Operation Peace Spring” against Kurdish fighters backed by the U.S. but considered terrorist organizations by Turkey. No injuries have been reported.
Some Republican lawmakers are expressing concern over Trump’s decision to give Turkey the green light to invade northern Syria. Other GOP leaders are publicly angry at how Trump is allowing the Kurds, longtime allies of the United States, to be attacked by Turkey.President Trump once again took to Twitter to attack his critics.
People forget the Kurds have been attacking Butterball Turkeystan for decades! We must stand up for turkeys against Kurdish aggression. Thanksgiving in jeopardy! Save drumsticks NOW! @foxandfriends @seanhannity
The White House announced its dedication to protect all white and dark meat through the holidays.
”Drumsticks, wings, breasts, and thighs will be available to all Americans who have proof of citizenship,” stated White House spokesperson Andrew Canard. “However, it’ll be first come first serve and that means white people get turkey first.”
A snap poll reveals 88% of Americans support the protection of vital gravy resources.
In related news, Americans are hoarding mashed potatoes.