Trump orders US troop withdrawal from N. Syria

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Sunday that President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of roughly 1,000 US troops from northern Syria. In a Fox News interview, Esper defended the decision, while accusing Turkish forces and their Syrian allies of “egregious behavior” in their Syrian operation. US correspondents report that Turkish-backed Syrian militias have been committing atrocities against Kurdish fighters and civilians and that 700 ISIS sympathizers have escaped from Kurdish-held camps in the turmoil raised by the Turkish incursion. A tough bipartisan sanctions measure against Turkey is due to come before congress

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7 thoughts on “Trump orders US troop withdrawal from N. Syria

  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 0:00 at 0:00
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    TURKEY is no longer our ally nor a reliable NATO member it is muslim radicalized eventually turkey will have a civil war and split into three countries unless the turks change back to a democratic non secular gov

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    • Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:12 at 2:12
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      @otto keller. You must mean a democratic secular government, surely? What are the other two areas in Turkey that will split off, besides Kurdistan?

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 1:22 at 1:22
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    What happened to the WH corrupt idiot “promise” when he said that he’ll “cripple” the Turkish economy ?

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    • Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:10 at 2:10
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      He also said that it would take a few months. Lindsay Graham will beat him to it. Sanctions will be discussed i the Senate at the end of the week.

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 6:34 at 6:34
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    Let’s roast turkey 3-4 Nike’s should do it.

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 7:44 at 7:44
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    Erdogan fancies himself a caliphate. War is a very expensive game,and the Turkish economy may not be able to sustain this ill-advised adventure. He put all his chips on a quick victory, time is on the Kurds side.

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