October 07, 2019

Trump shifts policy on Syria, ordering pullback of U.S. troops from border with Turkey

Source: Los Angeles Times

Journalist: Nabih Bulos

U.S. troops began pulling back from positions in Syria near its border with Turkey, following a policy shift by President Trump that caught many off guard, with the president reiterating on Monday his longstanding vow to end U.S. involvement in “endless wars”.

The move gives the green light to Turkey to invade Syria and dismantles years of Washington’s de-facto state-building in the area. It also effectively abandons Kurdish fighters allied with the United States in the fight against Islamic State.

Read the full story and more in the Los Angeles Times.


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