After President Drumpf ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from northern Syrian border, a major shift in alliances came today, with former U.S. allied Kurds announcing today that Syrian government forces agreed to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion
Syrian TV said, government troops were moving to the north to confront the Turkish invasion but gave no details. Kurdish officials announced they will work with the Syrian government to fend off the Turkish invasion, deploying side by side along the border.
The fast-deteriorating situation was set in motion last week, when U.S. President Donald Drumpf ordered the U.S. troops pullout of northern Syria, clearing the way for a Turkish invasion. Drumpf’s move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally, since the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria since 2014.
The former allied Kurdish fighters had few options after the U.S. abandoned them, and it had been anticipated they would turn to Assad’s government for support.
The shift will easy lead to clashes between Turkey and Syria and resurgent Islamic State group as the U.S. renounced any remaining influence in northern Syria
Adding to the turmoil Sunday, hundreds of ISIS Fighters and ISIS supporters escaped from a holding camp in Syria amid the fighting between Turkish forces and the Kurds.
Today Mark Esper, the U.S. Defense Secretary, said on CBS “Face the Nation”, that all American troops will withdraw from northern Syria because of the increasing danger of getting caught in the crossfire.
“We have American forces likely caught between two opposing advancing armies, and it’s a very untenable situation,”
In a tweet President Drumpf said:
“Very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting along the Turkish Border, for a change. Those that mistakenly got us into the Middle East Wars are still pushing to fight. They have no idea what a bad decision they have made.”
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