Transcript for Gen. Martin Dempsey 'Fearful' Syrian Town on Turkish Border Will Fall
Mr. chairman I want to start with combining. What are you hearing what he's saying well maybe about fall. The I -- fighters have been putting pressure on that. Outskirts of the city. And in fact into the city itself. And -- just got up the phone with my Turkish counterpart about and what did they -- well. They are obviously tracking -- just like we are they've got forces on their side of the border that will prevent and I -- from. Making any incursions into Turkey but of course -- so Smart enough not to do that so. Yeah I am fearful that provide annual fall we have been striking when we can. I social learning enemy and they know how. To maneuver and how to use populations and concealment so. When we get -- target was taken and when you talk about -- fell announced this blending into the population. What do you sing -- mean how are they doing it they're becoming more savvy with the use of electronic devices they don't fly flags and move around in large convoys. That way they did they don't put. They don't establish headquarters. That are visible or identifiable -- there are ways that we over -- can learn about them as they did that but they are changing. How serious is that if combining files I think the Kurdish intelligence official was quoted as saying. But terrible slaughter is coming if they take this city we should expect to have 5000. Dead within 24 -- Yeah here's that estimate we think that most of the residents of actually fled and so. The town. Whether there are still 5000 people there is as a matter of conjecture at this point. But I have no doubt that I so. Conduct the same kind of her horrific atrocities if they have the opportunities.
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