REPORT: ‘Blindsided’: Kurds found out about US withdrawal via…
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The United States’ Kurdish allies learned of President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria on Twitter.
According to Newsweek, Syrian Kurds were blindsided by the president’s decision, which he announced in a statement on Sunday night. The U.S. allies, who helped American forces combat ISIS in the area, found out about the move online.
The article goes on to state the following:
“No one in the U.S. government told us” ahead of the announcement, a Kurdish intelligence official told the outlet. “When we heard the news of American withdrawals, well, it was over Twitter, we had no idea, we were like, ‘What is this shit?'”
The commander of Kurdish forces in Syria said on Saturday that the U.S. was leaving them “to be slaughtered” by the Turkish offensive.
he U.S. of leaving them “to be slaughtered” as they endured the Turkish offensive.
“No one in the U.S. government told us” ahead of the announcement, a Kurdish intelligence official said.https://t.co/c0dfFwEeWx
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 12, 2019
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