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Pentagon Irked After Turkey Publishes Map of US Military Posts in N. Syria

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An image made from gun-camera video taken on July 4, 2015, and released by U.S. Central Command shows an airstrike on a main road and transit route near Raqqa, Syria. A Turkish news agency published a map Wednesday, showing 10 U.S. locations in northern Syria, prompting Pentagon concerns.

The Pentagon says it has raised its concerns with Turkey after a Turkish news agency published a map of U.S. military posts in northern Syria.

The state-run Anadolu News Agency printed the map Wednesday, showing 10 U.S. locations in a portion of Syria under Syrian-Kurdish control.

Turkey says the Kurdish People's Protection Unit is the armed branch of the Kurdish Democratic Party, which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group.

A Pentagon spokesman said U.S. military officials cannot identify the source of the map, but "would be very concerned if officials from a NATO ally would purposefully endanger our forces by releasing sensitive information."

The Pentagon would not confirm if the information on the map is accurate.

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