“U.S. commanders planning the Syria withdrawal are recommending that YPG fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons…likely to anger Turkey”

REUTERS
Trump gives no timetable for Syria exit; wants to protect Kurds
by Jeff Mason
January 2, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would get out of Syria slowly “over a period of time” and would protect the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the country as Washington draws down troops. Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria, which he announced last month against the advice of top national security aides and without consulting lawmakers or U.S. allies participating in anti-Islamic State operations. The decision prompted Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to resign. Trump said on Wednesday he had essentially fired Mattis…READ MORE

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