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Turkey ramp will warns up his attacks against the Kurds, when all the fighters are left in North-East Syria; Steve Harrigan reported from Erbil, Iraq.
Senators on both sides of the aisle, President of Trump’s special envoy for Syria-involvement-pressed on Tuesday about America’s withdrawal of troops from Northern Syria, and not Turkey in the recent invasion of the region.
James Jeffrey, a career diplomat, said the Washington monitors role in the global fight against the Islamic state, 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 U.S. military had forces said that you stand your ground in the midst of a Turkish invasion, Ankara may otherwise have thought about crossing the border.
“If the U.S. had troops been given, to an order and the fight against a NATO ally, Turkey, would have thought differently,” he said.
IRAQ’S MILITARY SAYS US TROOPS WILL NOT LEAVE SYRIA, THE PERMISSION TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Jeffrey on the decision-making process on the removal of US soldiers from North down-Syria and whether to move the special representative agreed with trump. Jeffrey wich Cardin-probe, saying only that he consulted, before Trump his choice troops from the region.
“President to make a decision,” said Jeffrey, before you cut off of Cardin.
Jeffrey’s statement came shortly after the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey an agreement Tuesday announced to jointly patrol almost the entire North-East of the Syrian border after the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters.
The announcement came as the Kurdish fighters excerpt from a section of the Syrian-Turkish border completed as required, the set was of one of the U.S.-brokered cease-fire that he Tuesday evening. Together, the arrangements transform the map of North-Eastern Syria, leaving Turkey, which is in the sole control of a section in the middle of the border, while Turkey, Russia and the Syrian government have hands in the rest.
THE AMERICAN TROOPS LEAVE SYRIAN CITY CONTROLLED BY KURDS PELTED WITH POTATOES, TOMATOES
The deployments to replace the American soldiers who fought for five years in addition to the Kurdish-led fighters and managed to reduce the rule of the Islamic state group, over a third of Syria at the expense of thousands of Kurdish fighters life.
Trump first announced his intention late last year to begin withdrawing troops from Syria, a decision that prompted the resignations of Minister of defense of Jim Mattis, and Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS.
At the time there was about 2,000 American soldiers in Syria.
The US pull-out announced cash last week, the largely deserted Syrian Kurdish allies, the Islamic state group have been fighting alongside U.S. troops for several years. Between 200 and 300 US troops to remain in the southern Syrian Outpost of Al-Tanf.
The U.S. to renounce their Kurdish allies and the possibility of a re-emergence of ISIS dominated much of the hearing, with both Republican and Democratic legislators both Trump criticize the troops to take the decision.
KURDISH MILITARY LEADER SAYS HIS FIGHTERS ARE STILL WANT TO WORK WITH AMERICA
“I think it is extraordinary to me that the United States of America can not stand up to our friend and ally, Turkey, and get to negotiate with Turkey, to come and squeeze our allies, the Kurds in the North-East of Syria,” Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., Added: “President Trump has not only our Kurdish allies, and us and our allies betrayed less by the publication of ISIS-hardened fighters, but he’s also ceded important ground to Russia.”
Under a 10-point deal, Russia and Turkey, Kurdish fighters have been given 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, a 6-mile-wide strip of the border would start together.
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. Russian and Turkish officials did not immediately say what the arrangement would be to Qamishli.
The U.S. withdrawal of troops from Northern Syria, does not mean that the soldiers back home. Instead, the White house said it would instead re ready, more than 700 Western Iraq to help against ISIS although the Iraqi armed not to say forces, the US troops have permission to remain in the country.
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The Minister of defense Mark Esper, said on Tuesday he planned to talk to the Iraqi leaders, details, add to that the USA have no plans for troops to remain in Iraq “interminably.” Esper is to talk with the Iraqi Minister of defense on Wednesday and said he would emphasise that the goal is to pull out the U.S. troops, and “finally get you home.”
Hogan Gidley, the White house principal deputy press secretary, said on Tuesday that Trump remains committed to the troops back in the United States.
“This was his goal, when he ran for office,” Gidley. “That’s what he wants to do now. But he also wants to ensure stability in the region.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.