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Turkey says could act in Syria unless US withdraws support for Kurdish force

HATAY: Turkey said Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, as the Pentagon downplayed its plans to train the Syrian fighters. In recent days, Turkey’s President Erdogan has repeatedly warned of an imminent incursion in Afrin after Washington said it would help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — led by the Kurdish YPG militia — set up a new 30,000-strong border force. The plan has infuriated…