The Danish military will deploy soldiers to northeast Syria to assist the US-led coalition in the fight against Daesh, Chief Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement on Friday.
“The United States welcomes the announcement by the Danish Government to make a military deployment to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and to continue to share the burden and responsibilities of this important mission,” Hoffman said
“Our Danish partners will work with the residual US military force in northeast Syria to support stability and security.”
However, earlier this year, the US admitted that forces of the coalition had killed at least 1,319 civilians during operations against terrorists in Syria and Iraq since August 2014.
Furthermore, the two countries became a foothold for the US-led coalition of more than 70 countries to carry out military operations against Daesh. Coupled with, the coalition’s operations were not authorized either by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or the UN Security Council.
Intense clashes breakout for second straight night in northern Syria
Notably, for the second night in a row, an intense firefight broke out between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces in the Aleppo countryside.
According to reports from northern Syria, a fierce clash broke out between the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) west of the strategic town of ‘Azaz in northern Aleppo. However, no casualties or advances have been reported by either side.
Moreover, on Thursday evening, a similar firefight took place between the NLF and YPG; it would end with both sides ceasing hostilities during the wee hours of the morning.
Despite the recent implementation of the safe zone agreement in northern Syria, there has been little peace between the Turkish-backed rebels and YPG in the Aleppo Governorate.
Furthermore, the Turkish authorities consider the YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to be terrorist entities that are offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
In brief, the Turkish military and PKK were involved in a long war that eventually ended towards the end of the 20th Century.