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‘We didn’t give Turkey the green light’ – Pompeo defends Syria withdrawal

‘We didn’t give Turkey the green light’ – Pompeo defends Syria withdrawal

World
By Alix Culbertson and Chris Robertson, news reporters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump's withdrawal of troops in Syria, saying the president did not give Turkey the "green light" to invade the country.Speaking to PBS Newshour, Mr Pompeo said that during the phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "it became very clear that there were American soldiers that were going to be at risk and the President made a decision to put them in a place where they were out of harm's way. That's what we've done". He also added that he feels that Turkey has a "legitimate security concern" and waved off claims from Republican Senator Lindsay Graham that the attack could lead to a reemergence of IS. The land assau...
Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Business
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon identified the Green Beret killed Monday in Afghanistan as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin. Griffin, 40, of Greenbrier, Tenn., was killed by small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, the Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday. Griffin had been assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. It was his fourth combat deployment, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement. "The loss of Sgt. 1st Class Griffin is felt across the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Family and the entire Special Forces community," said Col. Owen G. Ray, commander of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)...
Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Business
Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. Special Forces member was killed in Afghanistan, NATO Resolute Support Afghanistan announced on Monday. The U.S. Defense Department did not reveal the Green Beret member's identity but said he was killed in Wardak province while working with Afghan commando forces. The soldier's unit was not identified. The announcement was first made on Monday in a NATO press release. The fallen soldier is the 17th U.S. service member to die in Afghanistan. It is the highest number of losses since 2014, when an end to U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan was announced. Over 80 U.S. military personnel have been injured or wounded this year. Earlier this month, Sgt. First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz was among 12 people killed in Kabul in a suicide bombing. His death was cited by ...
Green turtles swallow plastic that looks like sea grass

Green turtles swallow plastic that looks like sea grass

Science
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Green turtles are more likely to eat pieces of plastic that resemble their preferred food, sea grass. When researchers examined the guts of green turtles found washed up on the beaches of Cyprus, an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean, the pieces of plastic they found were long and thin. Scientists dissected 34 turtles, but were only able to examine the full gastrointestinal tracts of 19 specimens. Researchers found plastic pollution in the guts of all 19. One turtle's intestinal tract revealed 183 pieces of plastic debris. The turtles mostly died after getting caught in fishing nets. Scientists were unable to determine whether or not plastic consumption played a role in the deaths. Green turtles are classified as endangered. In addition to getting caught in fishi...