"We haven’t trained or provided equipment for any of the Kurds that are in Afrin pocket. We are focused on the Euphrates River Valley operations to the South and to the East," McKenzie said.
When asked about the plans about the weapons provided to the Syrian Kurds, McKenzie said, "We carefully track weapons that are provided to them."
"We ensure that they to the maximum extent possible don’t fall into the wrong hands, and we continue discussions with the Turks on those issues," he said.
Washington provides support to Kurdish militants fighting in Syria against terrorist groups.
Afrin is an area controlled by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Democratic Union Party (PYD) militias, which Ankara considers affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), designated as a terrorist organization in Turkey and several other countries.