7 Oct 2019

Kurds fury as Donald Trump orders US withdrawal from Syria

International Editor

The Pentagon, apparently wasn’t told…  likewise troops on the ground. But amid growing outrage – President Trump has defended his decision to pull US forces away from the Syria-Turkey border – which could pave the way for Turkey to launch an attack against Kurdish fighters who led the allied campaign against the militant Islamic State.

Mr Trump insisted it was time to get out of ‘ridiculous endless wars’.

But many Republicans – including one of his closest allies –  called it short sighted and irresponsible – and a disaster waiting to happen.