23 Oct 2019

Trump appears to claim credit for Syria ceasefire imposed on Kurds

International Editor

The President avoided the subject of impeachment when he spoke today. Instead he wanted to focus on what he called “a major breakthrough” for Syria’s future.

Mr Trump has been heavily criticised for withdrawing US troops from the Kurdish region, essentially paving the way for a Turkish military incursion.

But today he seemed to claim credit for a ceasefire the US and Turkey imposed on the Kurds whilst also saying “let someone else fight over this bloodstained sand”.