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[306][307]At least 17 militants were reported killed in the strikes, although the militias only confirmedone.[308]The strikes were conducted by two F15s dropping Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) and wasthe first overt military operation ordered by the Biden administration.[309]Turkey, a NATO member, has been involved in the Syrian Civil Warsince the beginning of hostilities. Turkey has trained and armed somemembers of the Free Syrian Army and al-Qaeda in Syria,[310][311]and has been involved in certain spillover incidents, however so farTurkey has not been involved in direct combat. On 2 October 2014,the Turkish Parliament authorized direct military action in both Iraqand Syria including using military force in Syria and Iraq as well asallowing coalition members to use bases in Turkey.[312]Turkey hasalso stationed troops and tanks on its southern border near the Syrianborder city of Kobanî.[313]The Turkish government demandedseveral things to go along with them intervening against ISIL,Turkish involvement
U.S. and Turkish soldiersrendezvous in the Northern SyriaBuffer Zone, 4 October 2019.including a buffer zone in Northern Syria, a no-fly zone over certain parts of northern Syria, ground troopsfrom other countries, and the training of moderate opposition forces to fight both ISIL and al-Assad.[314][315]In October 2014, the Turkish Parliament authorized direct military action in both Iraq and Syria, includingusing military force, as well as allowing Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve members touse bases in Turkey.[312][313][314][315]The same month, US Vice President Joe Biden accused Turkey offunding al-Nusra and al Qaeda,[316]after which Turkish President Recep Erdoğan demanded an apology,adding that if no apology was made, Biden would become "history to me."[317]Biden subsequentlyapologized.[318]On 22 February 2015, the Turkish Army mounted an operation across the border to evacuate its soldiers fromthe Tomb of Suleyman Shah and relocate the tomb. The Turkish convoy of 572 troops in 39 tanks and 57armoured vehicles transited through Kurdish-held city of Kobanî en routeto the tomb. One Turkish soldierwas killed in what government of Turkey described as an accident. The success of the operation wasannounced 22 February by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.[319]Rising anti-American sentiment in Turkey has occurred since the start of the Turkish invasion of northern Syriain January 2018 aimed at ousting Syrian Kurdish forces from the enclave of Afrin. A poll conducted in Turkeyduring the operation revealed that 90 percent of respondents believed that the United States is "behind" theKurdish PKK and YPG.[320]After the start of the Turkish invasion, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattisstated that "Turkey is a NATO ally. It's the only NATO country with an active insurgency inside its borders.

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