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President Trump plans to deliver a statement Wednesday morning on Syria, claiming a “major success” even as he faces cross-party criticism to withdraw U.S. troops.
In a tweet, he took to anticipate, at 11 a.m. a statement from the White house, and campaigned for a “safe zone” on the Turkey-Syria border, and a truce drawn up between the United States and Turkey.
The President was optimistic after the first 120-hour break in the Turkish military operations ended there, and the Kurds-led Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) crossed by a stretch of territory in Northern Syria.
‘PERMANENT’ TURKEY-SYRIA CEASEFIRE IS POSSIBLE AS A TEMPORARY PEACE AGREEMENT, PENCE SAYS
“The guns kept silent stand, and space combat missions have been completed. Kurds are safe and have worked tweeted, very well with us,” Trump. “The prisoner ISIS prisoners secured.”
What happens next is unclear.
The U.S. withdrawal was followed by the Turkish aggression, and Trump criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike, to allow the blame to him, to ensure that the violence-an uncontrolled manner and to leave Kurdish allies for themselves. Turkey and Russia an agreement Tuesday with the Transformation of the map of North-East Syria, in the Installation of its troops along the border and fill the void, the forces due to the abrupt withdrawal of the US.
But the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Vice-President of the Pence and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Ankara last week to the ceasefire. Although, the time elapsed, Pence said there is a possibility for a permanent ceasefire in the region.
James Jeffrey, a career diplomat who supervised Washington’s role in the global fight against the Islamic state, said the lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he believes that the withdrawal of troops added to the Turkey, the decision of the Invasion in Northern Syria. Jeffrey had to admit, however, that, if the US armed forces had said that your ground in the midst of a Turkish invasion, Turkey may otherwise have thought about crossing the border.
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After the exit of US troops from the region, the Russian military, the police began patrolling part of the Syrian border on Wednesday, according to the agreement between Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Under the 10-point deal, Russia and Turkey gave Kurdish fighters have 150 hours, starting at noon on Wednesday — meaning, until next Tuesday at 6 PM — to withdraw from the border.
Russian and Syrian government troops in this area to ensure, immediately, the Kurdish fighters to pull back 20 miles from the border. Then at the end of the 150-hours -, Russian -, Turkish patrols would begin, along a six-mile-wide strip of the border.
The exception is the region around the city of Qamishli in the far Eastern end of the border, the test some of you Kurdish population.
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Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to Russian Agency reports that, if the Kurds are not their complete withdrawal by the Tuesday deadline, would the Turkey back on the offensive.
“It’s pretty obvious that, if the Kurdish forces do not pull back with your arms to the Syrian border guards and the Russian military police. And the rest of the Kurdish units overwhelmed by the Turkish army,” Peskov said.
Fox News’ Melissa Leon, Andrew O’reilly, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.