White House warns that Turkey will invade northern Syria soon

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:20 am

"The White House says that Turkey will soon invade northern Syria, renewing fears of a slaughter of Kurdish fighters allied with the US in a years-long campaign against the Islamic State group.

For months, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been threatening to launch a military assault on the Kurdish forces in Northern Syria, many of whom his government considers terrorists.

The Kurdish forces bore the brunt of the US-led campaign against Islamic State militants, and Republicans and Democrats have warned that allowing the Turkish attack would send a troubling message to American allies across the globe.

US troops "will not support or be involved in the operation" and "will no longer be in the immediate area", in northern Syria, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in an unusual late-Sunday statement that was silent on the fate of the Kurds.

It was not clear whether that meant the US would be withdrawing its 1000 or so troops completely from northern Syria.

The announcement came after a call between President Donald Trump and Mr Erdogan, the White House said.

In December, Mr Trump announced he was withdrawing American troops from Syria but was met with widespread condemnation for abandoning Kurdish allies to the Turkish assault.

The announcement prompted the resignation in protest of then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and a coordinated effort by then-national security adviser John Bolton to try to protect the Kurds.

The White House statement on Sunday said Turkey will take custody of foreign fighters captured in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group who have been held by the Kurdish forces supported by the US.

Ambassador James Jeffrey, the State Department envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group and Mr Trump have said there are about 2500 foreign fighters captured in the fight against the Islamic State that the US wants Europe to take.

Mr Trump has repeatedly demanded that European countries, particularly France and Germany, take back their citizens who joined the militant organisation."

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:03 pm

Its just the continuation of the "beginning of the end." May 14, 1948 was the start. The final acts are unfolding before our eyes. Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, and Suda will attack Israel but in doing so these invading armies will be destroyed. The USA will be unwilling or unable to help Israel soon. Israel will be devastated as will the whole world. Armageddon is around the corner. Read Ezekiel 38 - 39
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pm

#BREAKING

▪️#Turkish warplanes have carried out airstrikes against the Semalka border crossing between #Syria and #Iraq

▪️Turkish artillery bombards PKK/YPG targets in Malikiyah https://t.co/KoTccgMMQ4

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:52 pm

U.S. military will no longer allow Turkish flights in Syria along the border with coalition aircraft and will no longer share intelligence from drone feeds in the region with President Erdogan's forces: U.S. official
https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status ... 23808?s=19

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:54 pm

https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/ ... 08480?s=19

The SDF is left defenseless after they removed fighters and destroyed fortifications at the border - at the request of the US while it was setting up a “security mechanism”

https://twitter.com/laraseligman/status ... 08960?s=19

BREAKING — U.S. Senator Graham and Senator Van Hollen to introduce bipartisan sanctions bill against Turkey and call for Ankara’s suspension from NATO “if Turkey invades Syria”

https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/1 ... 85536?s=19

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Syria Kurdish official told us, reacting to Trump’s overnight decision. 
“The Americans are traitors. They have abandoned us to a Turkish massacre.
We can no longer fight against isis and have to defend ourselves. This could allow isis to return to the region.”

https://twitter.com/RichardEngel/status ... 31360?s=19


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Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 pm

The world relies on strong #American leaders like former @UN Amb @NikkiHaley. #SDF proudly fight #ISIS with #US because of America's strength & values we share. We hope our US partners will reverse this decision & not abandon our combined effort in NE Syria. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend
https://twitter.com/cmoc_sdf/status/118 ... 24323?s=19

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:59 pm

We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend
https://twitter.com/NikkiHaley/status/1 ... 60834?s=19

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Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 pm

JUST IN: "A misguided and catastrophic blow to our national security interests." Bipartisan congressional delegation (including military and CIA veterans) returns from Turkey-Syria border THIS MORNING to Trump's decision, and immediately condemned it. https://t.co/XWd5vzLIgF

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