Kurdish female fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG), operating alongside with the Syria Democratic Forces, walk in northern province of Raqqa, Syria May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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The United States scrambled Friday to avert a rift with its ally Turkey after AFP pictures revealed US commandos operating in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish militia branded a terror group by Ankara.The Pentagon announced that special operations troops in northern Syria would henceforth stop wearing the badge of the YPG guerrillas, after Turkey accused the United States of "unacceptable" behavior.Despite the US military's determination to continue to work with the YPG, which provides the bulk of the so-called "Syrian Democratic Forces" fighting the IS group, the Pentagon said the badges would be removed.While it is not unusual for US special operations forces to wear the insignia of partner forces, Warren said in this case it was inappropriate, given the "political sensitivities" around the issue.The United States has blacklisted the PKK as a "foreign terrorist organization" but regards its Syrian-based sister group the PYG as a useful ally in the face of the Islamic State threat.
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