U.S. troops to leave Syria but YPG support to continue
03 January, 2019, 03:58 | Author: Rachel Logan
The report also comes after a senior Israeli official said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Trump to stagger the planned withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria over a lengthy period of time, rather than an immediate pullout.
"We talked about Syria". We're talking about sand and death.
The president also said Syria was "lost long ago".
The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said the move had "dangerous implications" for stability, would "negatively affect the campaign against terrorism", and create "a political and military vacuum".
Their departure was in line with an agreement "for the return of normal life to the area of northern Syria", the ministry said in a statement. "I'm not happy about it at all" said Trump.
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Still, Graham said, Trump remains committed to bringing American servicemen and women home, even as he continues to weigh the greater regional dynamics.
Mr Trump is also facing resistance to his withdrawal plan from his national security team and the State Department, an official familiar with the discussions told The National.
The prime minister told the press ahead of the meeting-held in Brazil's capital after the inauguration of the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro-the main topics of discussion was to be with the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria and Iranian attempts to establish a military presence in the war-torn country.
"I want to fight the war in the enemy's backyard, not ours".
The announcement also had shocked lawmakers and American allies, including Kurds who have fought alongside the US against the Islamic State group and face an expected assault by Turkey.
Although they are seeking "libertarian communalism" of the USA anarchist Murray Bookchin, the authorities of Manbij have implemented a policy of the forced Kurdization of the city.
The announcement was directly followed by the resignation of defence secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation letter criticised Mr Trump's foreign policies and his treatment of military allies.
The Syrian army declared on 28 December that its troops had entered Manbij after receiving an appeal from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to take control over the city amid Turkey's plans to conduct a military operation there.
"The president is reconsidering how we would do this", Graham said.
Mr Trump also pledged to protect the Kurdish population in areas under U.S. and Kurdish control in Syria at the moment.
On Friday, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met at the White House with Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, to get more clarity on the timing and other details of the withdrawal. Other people do. I didn't like the fact that they're selling the small oil that they have to Iran.
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