US President Donald Trump has commented on the situation in northern Syria, where they plan to create a safe zone in order to prevent new clashes between Turkish forces and US-backed militants from the SDF. He stressed that the US has destroyed the Daesh* terrorist group in the region, adding that his country shouldn’t have involved itself deeper in local conflicts.

According to the American president, the US military should fight only where it is in the country’s interest, “and only fight to win”.

The statement comes as Turkey prepares to clear Kurdish-led militants from Syrian territories east of the Euphrates. In the meantime, the SDF has called it “a stab in the back”, claiming that the US had assured the militants there would not be any Turkish offensive in the region. The Kurdish-led forces, however, stressed that they would fight against Turkey’s forces without any hesitation.

The US stated that it would not support the operation and evacuated two American observation posts in Ras al-Ain and Tell Abiad.

The two NATO allies have previously negotiated about the possibility of creating a safe zone in the northern part of Syria, but last month Turkey accused Washington of stalling the process and warned that it would establish a safe zone without US help if needed.

Addressing the decision, Damascus declared that both states are occupants, as their forces have been deployed in the country illegally, without any authorisation from the Syrian government of the UN Security Council.

Turkey has long been attempting to drive the SDF militants away from its border, as its government consider the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), leading the group, to be a part of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara has blacklisted as a terror organisation.

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Source: Sputnik

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He said to pull out a year ago but his bosses corrected him and increased troop numbers. Does that also include contractors who probably number more than the official military numbers but don’t count on any data even KIA. They are only pulling back from confronting Turkey so Al Tanf doesn’t count , yet..also what about the Deir ez Zor oil fields. Let’s see what happens next week.

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typical maritime US imperial policy. Now abandoning the ally less needed in the future. The Sultan has lobied the Kurds out

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“«Rome» doesn’t pay traitors”, isn’t that so ?!!
They’re only harvesting what they’ve seeded !

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The traitor was Bashar who let the Kurdish population behind to be slaughtered by jihadists while the DUTY of any army is to EVACUATE civilians before withdrawal!

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@death 2, as ex soldier You know that the SAA did a strategic withdrawal from Kurds territory. The situation was untenable for SAA, the friends of Syria gave too much support to their Jihadi mercenaries. The Kurds could have gone with the retreating troops. They did not and chose to stay behind. And they collaborated at first with the enemy until the extreme Jihadi turned on them..

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Sorry, but the evacuation of civilian has even to be forced if they refuse to move and in such case, you have to keep positions until the evacuation is done (or you end killed).

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Actually, we even ended with gigantic losses covering the bütts of allies in retreat, e.g. the Brits in Dunkirk, 1940…

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BTW, I have an .303 Lee Enfield rifle from 1940 for sale, found near Dunkirk. As new but varnish patina, not fired a single shot 😉

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The last time Trump talked of pulling out the Kurds immediately went too Assad begging forgiveness and please look after us. When Trump changed his mind the Kurds said too Assad stick it where the sun don’t shine. This time the Kurds need to use their tongues cleaning boots.

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Forgiveness for what? It’s SAA who withdrew, not fulfilling its duty of evacuating population, no matter the losses. If someone should ask forgiveness, it’s Assad.

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Not sure what you are waffling on about but nothing to do with what I said. If you read it I said last time Trump said he was pulling out of Syria.. That was a year ago or so. The Kurds raced too talk with Assad about joining together .. as did the Jihadists at Al Tanf when they thought their protection was about to leave them at the mercy of the SAA.

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@Peter, since Assad did not like the smell where there is no sun, they got to give it up front – and he will inform them how he holds his liquor.

p.s. Like the Pope – by the ears. LOL.

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A bit like Bar , parking in the rear , liquor at the front.

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Obviously, the Sultan offered more to the USA. Kurds don’t have much more to offer than the Syrian oil. Proof USA doesn’t have friends. Interests only, baby…

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Your quoting late French president Charles De Gaulle.

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@USR, I wonder how much the Sultan really has to offer.
Except changing flag often.

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Let’s hope Macron won’t dishonour us this way by doing the same.

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@death 2, EU is at odds with the Sultan about the Acquis. French firms are involved and the Sultan issued threats. It would be in our interest to keep supporting the Kurds. Even if we avoid open action.

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Isn’t it exactly what I said?

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dam if they do dam if they don’t… we did not promise them Syria we made them a powerful force leaving is the right thing to do…if they stay turkey will slaughter them

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El Imperio ha usado a los Kurdos abandonando a merced de los Turcos, EE.UU. nunca enfrentaría a un miembro de la OTAN.
Buena ocasión para que Rusia ocupe el lugar vació dejado por EE.UU. y busque la defensa del territorio Sirio incluyendo las zonas petroleras bajo el dominio Kurdo.

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¿Los MISMOS TRITORES RUSOS? AFRIN ENSENA….. ¡AMIGOS DE LOS GENOCIDALS !

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I’m almost starting to like the clown, his decision-making is so darn clumsy it might end up on the right roulette number , I swear ffs xD xD xD Now the ideal scenario would be the SDF teaming up with the SAA/RUssian in some sort of Afrin-like agreement albeit on a much larger and significant scale. After all, the planned “security zone” aka “annexion effort” by Turkey goes straight through government-controlled Hasakah, so anything can be possible starting from a mutually agreed expansion right there. So many possibilities, so many options, so many theoretical outcomes. The Middle-East and its twists,… Read more »

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Oh, it’d be interesting to solve India’s overpopulation by moving 500-550 millions Indians to help the Mid-East into becoming a nice place.

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@death 2, I like the clown. He shows EU politicians that the game is America first and any that believe in a trans-Atlantic partnership instead of trans-Atlantic slavery are deluded and suffer from Stockholm syndrome.

The Arabs understood that long before us.

p.s. Face it. Not the Resistance and the Maquis but Milice française and SS Charlemagne acted in historical interests of the EU. Tongue out.

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@Stern: I’ll agree with most your post except for the Nazi apologism part. My bad i’m not into the business of seeing mass deportation, murder and human classification and extermination based on “race” enshrined within French republican values. Pretty much the same way I will never associate the douche above with anything french either since he is bent on these ideologies as well, the zionist way.

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Since you side with the Iranians, you’re siding with the new Nazis, you cockroach

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@death 2, You Entente & commies committed the same Nazi style crimes before and after the WW I and WW II. After WW II it was sufficient to be of German “race” to be raped, starved to death, ethnically cleansed or camped in the Rhine meadows in a hotel de plain air because after the unconditional surrender German POWs were not POWs protected by the Hague conventions any more. SS men from Charlemagne and other nations were entitled German citizenship (like French Foreign Legion to French citizenship) and entitled to the same fair treatment as caught German French Legionaries. Your… Read more »

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Rheinwiesenlager

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Oh ok Stern,even more Nazi apology. That’s ok. But Next time try to be more original at least. These pseudo-argument, the armistice thing is kinda worn. Oh,and post-WWII retribution no matter how harsh it was,did not come even close to the unique, calculated and inustrially organized genocidal killing machine that the German nazis put in place to “cleanse”the world of any poor soul unlucky enough to be deemed unfitting of their defnition of the true Aryans and their future world. Nobody asked them for that manifesto.

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Every single people and country suffered humiliating defeats and abuse at the hand of another over their history. None of them ended up trying to scorch the ENTIRE EARTH in their favor based on racial selection. And they way you try to portray the worst pathologically criminal scum that were the SS as good guys is beyond belief and deserves a good vomit. Countless pieces of documented evidence shows how uniquely evil their ideology and plan was. The were the first in history to actually self-proclaim as entitled to just burn down the entire world ,including millions of people that… Read more »

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@Gryz, You do not get my point. That is You victors did the same. You acted as base as the Fascists and You still feel morally high. My maternal Grandfather was put inside a concentration camp by the Fascists and after the war he was treated like a criminal because he was a German. His old mother was hit on the head with a rifle but during a forced march by a Polish “Stettin pioneer” because she was German. She died in the snow, he found her when the snow melted next spring. His only son was killed as a… Read more »

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@Gryz, how come more German civilians and soldiers died between 8. Mai 1945 and 1948 then during the war. They never did a thing against You either. The allied food policy between 8. Mai 1945 and 1948 was just like lining up for death while doing slave work. You felt entitled to behave like Fascist scum. Worse You still justify that You behaved like that.

Like in the school yard. He started so I…
Nobody installed? See Killing, the Czech Way.

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@Gryz, the Fascist creed was shaped after historic examples. Look at the US history, their Manifest Destiny and the fate of the Indians. Look at Zionism past and present and in the bible about holy war.

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@Gryz, You mix up Waffen SS and SS in concentration camps. I was talking about the French treatment of POWs of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33rd_Waffen_Grenadier_Division_of_the_SS_Charlemagne_(1st_French)

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@death 2, the so called retribution against a whole nation on the grounds that they were of the same nation as the criminals that followed a dictator was by definition a Fascist ideology motivated crime. Fascist justified their killings on the assumption that they were
worth more that they other group that had to be punished. This is per se a by definition a Fascist assumption.

Okay?.

As for the crimes against the milice and Charlemagne. Nulla lege nulla poena. You created the law later. And the later SS soldiers were the German equivalent of Foreign Legion.

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p.s. Fascist crimes are not in German democratic values either.
Face it Your elected democratic politicians committed in Your name the same Fascist crimes as Hitler. And the GröFaZ grabbed power in a self coup.
Wile You elected Your swine.

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Even more apology I see. Your people hailed your genocidal psychopath whether elected or not, and supported his scorched earth “human cleansing”project wholeheartedly and there is no excuse for that. Not the armistice,not the defeat,nothing. You earned violent retribution namely from Soviet soldiers of whom you litterally burned every loved ones to the crisp along with half the world while most had nothing to do with your fall in 18. You chose to follow the Nazi manifesto. And payed the price in full.

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@Gryz, your people hailed the genocide just the same. Hitler was like others a dictator that murdered you when you opposed his ways. You like the Zionist justify revenge as hate crime. Just like the Fascists justified by the putative crimes of Jewish Zionist financial cabals.

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Stern : you perfectly know that I consider that those in the EU who rely on NATO are morons. USA has never been a reliable partner, and we’re well placed to know it, they never repaid the mony we loaned ’em in 1775

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@death 2, You should have known after 1775. Especially before You hauled them over in WW I poor la gloire de France and to satisfy Your revanchism and irredentism. You helped to make them to become what they are now.

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The Milice+SS Charlemagne were pure MoFos, sad FFI and Leclerc didn’t executed more while De Gaulle spared Pétain’s head. Sorry, but… FÜCK YOU.

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Oh dear is someone upset. If you have been in a war you should know at the sharp end there is no such thing as Geneva Conventions bullshit or for idiots that get killed or cause the death of others.

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@Peter, translates to Rhine meadows camp(s)

He is upset because he knows that my slander is right. None were the white knights.

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@death 2, French Foreign legion and Maquis were pure MoFos, sad the Fascists and the Milice did not execute more. Pardon – enculer toi. To repay all Your compliments. You are still not seeing my point.

Especially after the war You acted like Fascists but You do not have the excuse that You were governed by a dictator that got to power by a self coup. Worse – You are still defending these crimes. You talk like a bigot Island monkey. Democratic values on Your lips, imperialism in Your heart and blood on Your hands.

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+++ “@death 2, I like the clown”
=> Never asked yourself he’s not doin this on purpose EU politicians understand this?

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@death 2, the clown shows us the Empire’s true mettle.

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Note to President Trump. Leaving Syria should include al Tanf and the US bases around Al-Bukamal. Just saying….

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Trump: We have only 50 soldiers in northern Syria / We’re going to be watching Turkey / If Turkey takes any step beyond its borders, we can harm it and harm its economy / Turkey will be responsible for the security of civilians and any humanitarian assistance

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@death 2, Turkey will take its humanitarian obligations against civilians as seriously as it did in Afrin against Kurds. Turkey always did – especially in Anatolia against Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and several smaller ethnic groups.

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Ah, Turkey has the same way to interpret civilian job as Iran
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Good cartoon.

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It is a token force to say don’t touch or you get everything thrown back at you. Same as Israel won’t bomb anywhere there is even one Russian . It is not about numbers but what is behind that one soldier.