REPORT: Trump’s Syria Move Clarified: Troops Not Leaving the Country

OCTOBER 7, 2019

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A Senior White House official clarified Monday that President Donald Trump was not immediately withdrawing troops from Syria, after Trump’s phone call with the Turkish president.

“This does not constitute a withdrawal from Syria. We’re talking about a small number of troops that will move to other bases within Syria,” the official noted, citing 50-100 troops in the region.

The article goes on to state the following:

The White House arranged for an official to brief reporters in a call after Republicans in the foreign policy establishment universally condemned Trump’s decision, announced on Sunday night and promoted on Twitter on Monday morning.

“The President has made it very clear, publicly and privately, that the United States does not endorse or support any Turkish operation in Northern Syria,” the official said, in response to fears that the troop movements would be “green lighting” Turkish military action against the Kurdish PKK forces.

The official also slammed the New York Times as an “irresponsible”  for a headline that implied Trump had “endorsed” the operation by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The headline “doesn’t comport with the reality of the situation,” he said, according to Breitbart.

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