U.S. Army General John Nicholson, Commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, arrives for a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
WASHINGTON - 21 January 2018: A senior US military commander has said that Washington does not know Turkey's intentions behind a military operation Ankara had started in Syria's border city of Afrin.
The commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel, also said that Turkey informed the US about its military operation in Afrin.
Quoted by Al Arabiya television, Votel said that Afrin does not fall within the scope of the US military.
However, Votel added that a possible operation in Manbij was not disclosed to them.
"We are not paying particular attention to that area with our military resources," he said.