US Department of Defense
The White House has announced troop withdrawal from Syria in another fulfillment of a campaign promise by President Trump.
According to The Daily Wire:
The Trump Administration announced a major change to military operations in Syria Sunday night, saying in a statement posted to social media that American troops will begin a withdrawl from the Syrian border to make way for a Turkish incursion into the region.
The withdrawl, the White House, says, will be of a limited scale. A large-scale withdrawl is still on the table, but the United States remains in a “wait-and-see” position, a source with knowledge of the situation told NBC News.
“Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria,” the White House statement read. “The United States Armed Force will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.”
President Trump claimed Monday on Twitter that he would “destroy the economy of Turkey” if harm came to the Syrian Kurds or if Turkey overstepped the boundaries of the incursion plan as it was outlined in his phone call with Erdogan.
Many on the Republican side have criticized this move by President Trump, but he continues to move forward in accomplishing his foreign policy objectives.