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US, withdraws, troops, northeast Syria, Turkish offensive

US withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive

10 October, 2019 2:15 pm 2:15 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major shift which clears the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces and hands Turkey responsibility for thousands of Islamic State captives. A US official said American troops had withdrawn from two observation posts on the border, … Read More