U.S. DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM SYRIA SHOCKS U.S.-BACKED KURDISH-LED MILITIA: WATCHDOG
DAMASCUS, Syria, The U.S. decision to withdraw forces from eastern Euphrates in Syria, shocked the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a war monitor reported, Wednesday.
The U.S.-backed SDF militia was informed that the U.S. forces will withdraw from eastern Euphrates River and from the city of Manbij, in the northern countryside of Aleppo, near Turkey.
The U.S. decision came, as Turkey is planning to renew a military campaign against the Kurdish militia, in eastern Euphrates, which has been relying on Washington in its operations against the Daesh militants, in the last Daesh-held pocket in eastern Euphrates, the Observatory said.
Kurdish leaders said, if the United States pulled out from the region, it would be a stab in the back for the Kurdish groups, according to the London-based watchdog.
In his remarks on Wednesday, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reaffirmed Turkey’s “decision to wipe out terror groups in the east of the Euphrates.”
“We will start the operation to clear the east of the Euphrates from separatist terrorists, in a few days,” Erdogan said, referring to territory held by the Kurdish militias.
Kurdish self-administration in northern Syria, issued a statement last week, calling for mass mobilisation in areas under its control and urged the Syrian government to take a stance against Erdogan’s remarks.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/u-s-decision-to-withdraw-from-syria-shocks-u-s-backed-kurdish-led-militia-watchdog/Government