Pentagon: US Won’t Provide Air Support to Turkey in Syria’s Idlib

Posted on March 2, 2020 9:45 am
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On Saturday, President Trump said the US had been speaking with President Erdogan of Turkey “a lot” over the situation in Idlib, and confirmed that the two countries were discussing Ankara’s request for the temporary deployment of US Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.

The United States will not provide air support to Turkey in the wartorn Syrian province of Idlib, Pentagon Chief Mark Esper has said, speaking to reporters in Washington on Monday.

Asked directly if US assistance would include air support, Esper responded bluntly “No.”
“I should add that the United States is looking at providing increased humanitarian