WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Sunday that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the US will “devastate Turkey economically.”
Trump’s resolution to drag American troops out of Syria has left the US’ Kurdish allies at possibility of an attack from Turkey. Ankara views the Kurdish forces as terrorists aligned with insurgents interior Turkey.
In a tweet, Trump moreover warned the Kurdish forces to now not “provoke Turkey.”
The U.S. withdrawal has begun with shipments of protection pressure equipment, U.S. protection officials stated. But in coming weeks, the contingent of about 2,000 troops is expected to scamper away even as the White Condominium says it will support stress on the IS community.
As soon as the troops are gone, the U.S. could possibly possibly gather ended three years of organizing, arming, advising and offering air disguise for Syrian, Kurdish and Arab warring parties in an launch-ended campaign devised by the Obama administration to deal the militants, moreover identified as ISIS, a long-lasting defeat.
“Beginning the gone due pullout from Syria while hitting the dinky remaining ISIS territorial caliphate tense, and from many directions,” Trump tweeted. “Will attack again from present nearby snide if it reforms. Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds.”
Trump’s resolution to scamper away Syria, which he in the origin stated could possibly be like a flash nonetheless later slowed down, disturbed U.S. allies and angered the Kurds in Syria. It moreover caused the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and drew criticism in Congress. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, known as the resolution a “betrayal of our Kurdish companions.”