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Trump Orders 1,000 Troops To Evacuate Syria, Warns Sanctions On Turkey “Ready To Go”

Trump Orders 1,000 Troops To Evacuate Syria, Warns Sanctions On Turkey "Ready To Go"
U.S. and Turkish troops rendezvous in northern Syria, 4 October 2019. U.S. and Turkish forces have conducted joint ground patrols in northern Syria in efforts to maintain security and reduce the chances of Kurdish-Turkish clashes

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told “Face the Nation” in a Sunday interview that the Trump administration is “preparing to evacuate” about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria “as safely and quickly as possible,” CBS reports.

“In the last 24 hours, we learned that [the Turks] likely intend to extend their attack further south than originally planned, and to the west,” Esper said. “We also have learned in the last 24 hours that the… SDF are looking to cut a deal, if you will, with the Syrians and the Russians to counterattack against the Turks in the north…”

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