Sec. of Def Mark Esper on Conflict in Syria.

October 13, 2019

It gets worse by the hour.

  • U.S. says Turkey is pushing deeper than expected into Syrian territory.
  • Reports hundreds of ISIS fights have fled in chaos.
  • Sec. of Defense says America starting the immediate withdrawal of troops from Northern Syria; says America should not be caught between two opposing forces.

Backstory: America has worked with Kurds to combat ISIS in Syria for the last 5 years. Sec. Esper says America clearly told Kurds that they would not defend them against the Turks.

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

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