MESOP : BIG MISTAKE ! U.S. special forces ordered to remove Syrian Kurdish YPG patches

WASHINGTON,— US special operations forces photographed in Syrian Kurdistan wearing the insignia of Kurdish troops considered terrorists only by Turkey have been ordered to remove the patches, a military spokesman said Friday. Ankara accused the United States, a NATO ally, of “unacceptable” behavior for such an overt display of support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“Wearing those YPG patches was unauthorized and inappropriate, and corrective action has been taken,” Baghdad-based military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told Pentagon reporters.“We have communicated as much to our military partners and military allies in the region.”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 to do so given the “political sensitivities” around the issue. More on