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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country may take further military action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, saying US support for such groups "must come to an end".

Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call to the U.S.to cease its support of Syria's Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey views as a prescribed terror organisation.

Following clashes between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, US troops were deployed on the border on April 29 to monitor tensions, local sources reported.

The YPG is a key component of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a US -backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighting groups involved in a campaign to drive Islamic State out of its Syria stronghold, Raqqa.

On Wednesday, YPG spokeswoman Nesrin Abdullah lashed out at the lack of a US response to Turkey's aggression.

"The U.S. role has now become more like a buffer force between us and the Turks on all front lines", he said.

Turkey last week bombed targets of the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, earning the wrath of its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington and yesterday Erdogan warned more action could be imminent.

Erdogan is trying to force the United States to choose between us and Turkey. The move came following Turkey's threats to retake the city from the SDF as the Turkish government said it would not allow the town to remain under Kurdish control. Forty militants were killed at Iraq's Mt. Sinjar and another 49 at Syria's Mt. Karacok in April 25 airstrikes by Turkish forces against the PKK, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and its armed wing the YPG.

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Tensions in the border area rose this week when Turkey conducted airstrikes against bases for YPG group in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday.

Turkey which is well-known for its inconsistent policy carried out air strikes in northern Syria and Iraq once again without proper coordination with the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "This is certainly not coordination as you would expect from a partner and an ally in the fight against [the Islamic State]", a Pentagon spokesperson said. USA troops have been seen patrolling the tense border since the Turkish strikes.

On Friday, a commander of the Kurdish People's Protection Units told Reuters he expected USA troops to arrive on the border of the autonomous region to protect its inhabitants from shelling, and video footage circulating online shows armoured vehicles with American flags ranged along the Turkish border.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have claimed an important victory over the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) by taking control of the old quarters of the strategically important northern Syrian town of Tabqa, reports Reuters.

The convoy was followed by another of YPG militia. Armored vehicles display US flags.

Just before the troop location, the agency said, Turkish officials announced the completion of a phase of Turkey's cross-border operation of Euphrates Shield in Syria, adding that the force may be used against Syrian Kurdish militants "if needed". Another Kurdish activist said the deployment is ongoing, adding that it stretches from the Iraqi border to areas past Darbasiyah in the largely Kurdish part of eastern Syria.

But Ankara insisted that Washington and Moscow had been properly informed in advance.

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