The Kurds have lost nearly 11,000 soldiers fighting ISIS; they were the ground troops who sacrificed their lives so the United States would not have to put “boots on the ground.” With one careless phone call, Donald Trump destroyed an alliance that was fundamental to the defeat and continued containment of ISIS and handed Rojava to the wolves. This is a world‑class betrayal.
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US President Donald Trump has called for an immediate ceasefire in Turkey’s strikes against Kurds in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence is set to lead mediation efforts in the region. Earlier, Trump had pledged sanctions.
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The Turkish incursion has killed scores of people, and left Kurdish fighters accusing the United States of betrayal for leaving them at the Turks’ mercy. That is what led them to strike the deal with Damascus, which said on Sunday that its forces were heading north to take control of two towns and to fight the “Turkish aggression.”
Agreement to hand over border towns comes after more than 700 Isis affiliates escape camp
ISIS has already claimed responsibility for at least two attacks since the start of the invasion, including one car bomb in a border city, Qamishli, and another on an international military base outside Hasaka, a regional capital further to the south.
Hospitals have been abandoned, displacement camps relocated and major roads blocked as residents flee an advance of Turkey’s forces.
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The Department of Homeland Security said it would begin testing on hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities.
The lawyer for the anonymous whistleblower has pointed to statements from Donald Trump as evidence of a threat against his client. Verbal rampages by the president against his opponents meanwhile show no sign of abating.