US troops leave 2 NE Syria posts ahead of Turkish operation against Kurds

US troops left two observation posts in NE Syria after a phone call Sunday night between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Erdogan. US sources reported that they agreed that American forces would stand aside for the coming Turkish military operation in the region, start their pullback and refrain from interfering if fighting broke out between the Turkish invaders and the Kurds of the US-backed SDF militia. US sources added that the two presidents agreed to meet next month, indicating that the Turks would delay their offensive until then. DEBKAfile adds: The first Turkish target is the conquest of Tel Abyad, a town on the Syrian-Turkish border which is not a Kurdish area. However, Kurdish sources accuse the Trump administration of abandoning their fighters to Turkish assault against its commitments, after they fought alongside American forces to oust ISIS from its Syrian strongholds.

 

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23 thoughts on “US troops leave 2 NE Syria posts ahead of Turkish operation against Kurds

  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 12:09 at 12:09
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    What do the Russians have to say about Turkey invading a portion of Syria?
    Are they OK with that?

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    • Oct 8, 2019 @ 4:15 at 4:15
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    • Oct 8, 2019 @ 7:02 at 7:02
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      President Trump has already made the message between him and the president of Ukraine public. Anyone can see it ….sorry democrats, your fake “secret whistle blower” democratic stooge is uselsess.

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 12:48 at 12:48
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    kurd’s defeated ISIS only to see the terrorists return in turk uniforms. distraction. erdogon is taking a beating in idlib. dummy buys S400 air defence system Russians can monitor, control, shut down anytime.

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    • Oct 7, 2019 @ 14:08 at 14:08
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      rubbish. inexorable. go.

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 17:51 at 17:51
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    COWARDS, COWARDS, COWARDS!!!!!! Americans always abandon their allies and cut and run. Now they are fearing Turkey’s forces so they are high tailing it back to safety. Highest defence spending on the planet and sadly Americans can’t fight themselves out of a wet paper bag. All they can do is drop their bombs from 40,000 feet. Once again they are defeated and leaving Iran, Russia and now even Turkey as the Victors of the Syrian war.

    Vietnam, Somalia, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Korea and the list goes on countries where the US retreats in shame due the incompetence and absence of gonads. Sad, sad, sad…

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 17:57 at 17:57
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    Trump stands solidly at the beckon call of dictators around the world. Putin, Kim, Erdogan have Trump in their back pocket.

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 18:12 at 18:12
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    decline is american superpower going ahead with high speed

    where are all idiots who said
    Trump will dismantle Iranian Nukeprogram , Hisbullah ,….

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    • Oct 8, 2019 @ 3:42 at 3:42
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      Abbas… When Abbas’s Palestinians Culture of Peace Refusals Prove Abbas Can’t Advise Anyone On How To Abandon Win In Mideast! Time to Change Fatah & Hamas Hate For Israel Before Too Late!

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 18:13 at 18:13
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    Kurds should raise the Esad/Iran flag to stop Turks and end the US-West-Israel presence in Syria. Then Turks can think how to pull back from Idlib- Afrin…But It will cost Kurds’ national demands. Syrian refugees will stay in Turkey, even more can come after fall of Idlib and Afrin. Europe also has to suffer for more refugees. If Kurds raises Esad-Iran flag, they will suck each other. I also would bring all isis elements on border of Turkey to cross over there. Let them think and worry.

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 18:50 at 18:50
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    Its pretty sickening that we do not know who are allies are and that we continually abandon our friends. And for what the scum bag traitor Erogan that has stabbed us in the back on multiple occasions. Reading this story made me sick to my stomach and very ashamed to be American. I voted for President Trump and have wholeheartedly supported him. I can no longer support him. God bless the Kurds for having the courage to confront Isis and to do surrounded by enemies. Just sickening to the core!

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 19:05 at 19:05
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    Another gift from Trump to Russia, Iran and now Turkey. Way to go traitor!

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 20:17 at 20:17
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    All these war mongers probably supported the war in Iraq. Freeing the Iraq people from Saddam Hussein didn’t help the situation at all, let the people do their part first. Let any of those nations go against Israel, a true ally of America then you shall see our teeth.

    Sometimes it is better to let the dogs fight and not interfere, why take a chance at getting bit for no valuable reason.

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  • Oct 7, 2019 @ 20:48 at 20:48
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    Trump makes One Small Step in Syria & World is Shaking over its Previous Failed Policies with Isis and Forces them to be Accountable Now for Their Lack of Challenging Hate in the Mideast!

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  • Oct 8, 2019 @ 3:22 at 3:22
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    YOU’RE ALL IN FOR A SURPRISE. And so are the russians and iranians. Can none of you see ahead a couple of blocks? Trump is nobodys putz.

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  • Oct 8, 2019 @ 3:34 at 3:34
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    How Removing 50 Troops aren’t going to fix a thing and when they’re out of Harms Way? Kurds have to be Properly Armed & Rise Rebellions in Iran, Iraq, Syria, & Turkey, not Americans!

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  • Oct 8, 2019 @ 3:35 at 3:35
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    Barry… Great Point & Bad Guys are not Winning in the Mideast with more harm to Them to Come as Kurds Rise?

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  • Oct 8, 2019 @ 4:10 at 4:10
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    When Ottoman Kicked Out Of Mideast WWI Europeans Promised Kurds Independent Land Of Their Own 1920 Treaty of Sevres but Treaty Never Ratified, “Kurdistan” Carved Up like Poland Before WWI. Kurdish Rebellions in Iran, Iraq, Syria, & Turkey All Oppose New Kurdistan. Hurts Turks, Iranian, Russian Alliance!

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  • Oct 8, 2019 @ 9:48 at 9:48
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    Türk ırkı sağolsun Tengri mehmedçikleri korusun ………

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