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Pentagon Says It’s Withdrawing from Syria as Turkey Readies Invasion

HeadlineJan 11, 2019

The Pentagon says it has begun the process of withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, as ordered by President Trump, but declined to comment on its planned timetable or the movement of troops. The reported U.S. withdrawal came as Turkey said it would invade parts of Syria controlled by Kurdish militias unless the U.S. rapidly completed a withdrawal. This is Turkey’s foreign minister.

Mevlüt Çavusoglu: “But if this process is prolonged or extended over a period of time, and, as I have said before, if they delay this process with false and absurd excuses, like unreal statements such as 'Turks will slaughter the Kurds,' then we will put this decision of starting an operation in east of Euphrates into practice.”

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