Pentagon Irked After Turkey Publishes Map of US Military Posts in N. Syria
(Source: Voice of America News; issued July 19, 2017)
This map of US military posts in northern Syria, published by the Turkish state-owned Anadolu press agency, has irked the Pentagon. (Anadolu Agensi image)
The Pentagon says it has raised its concerns with Turkey after a Turkish news agency published a map of U.S. military posts in northern Syria.

The state-run Anadolu News Agency printed the map Wednesday, showing 10 U.S. locations in a portion of Syria under Syrian-Kurdish control.

Turkey says the Kurdish People's Protection Unit is the armed branch of the Kurdish Democratic Party, which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group.

A Pentagon spokesman said U.S. military officials cannot identify the source of the map, but "would be very concerned if officials from a NATO ally would purposefully endanger our forces by releasing sensitive information."

The Pentagon would not confirm if the information on the map is accurate.

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