President Trump pulls US troops from northern Syria

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President Trump pulls US troops from northern Syria
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President Trump pulls US troops from northern Syria
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On Sunday, the White House announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from northern Syria. The move comes amid tensions between Turkey and Kurdistan. Turkish forces are expected to launch military operations against the Kurds in the coming weeks.

“The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago,” President Trump wrote on Twitter following the announcement. “We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate, including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe. But Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA!”

“The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so,” Trump continued. “They have been fighting Turkey for decades. I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home.”

Many in Washington, including Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, condemned the move. They say the US is abandoning an important ally. The Kurds were instrumental in helping the US defeat ISIS in the region.

“If I didn’t see Donald Trump’s name on the tweet I thought it would be Obama’s rationale for getting out of Iraq,” Senator Graham told Fox News. “This is going to lead to ISIS’ reemergence. [There’s] nothing better for ISIS than to create a conflict between the Kurds and Turkey. The Kurds will now align with [Bashir al] Assad because they have nobody to count on because we abandoned them. So this is a big win for Iran and Assad — a big win for ISIS.”

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