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Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria

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October 14, 2019 | eight:21am

President Trump on Monday urged that Kurds are permitting Islamic State militants escape from prisons to lure the US again into Syria – a day after the administration ordered remaining troops from the nation and a mass breakout of the fear group’s followers.

“Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved. Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never ending wars will end!”

In one other posting in regards to the state of affairs in Syria, Trump repeated his declare that European international locations didn’t need to take within the fighters as a result of they “didn’t want the cost. ‘Let the USA pay,’ they said.”

Protection Secretary Mark Esper introduced on Sunday that the US would pull its remaining forces from Syria so that they wouldn’t be caught up within the preventing between Turkish and Kurdish troops.

About 950 supporters of ISIS – together with wives, widows and youngsters of the fear group’s fighters – fled a Kurdish run detention camp in Ein Eissa, about 20 miles south of the Turkey border on Sunday.

The Trump administration introduced final week that it had licensed the Treasury Division to slap sanctions on Turkey for invading Syria.

A Turkish army armored vehicle advances in the Syrian city of Tel Abyad.
A Turkish military armored automobile advances within the Syrian metropolis of Tel Abyad.Getty Photographs

Requested Sunday why there was a delay in imposing the penalties on Turkey, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed ABC’s “This Week” “it is a complicated, developing situation involving a NATO ally.”

Trump has been criticized for giving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the go-ahead earlier this month to invade Syria as a result of it left the Kurds, who fought alongside the US in opposition to ISIS, on the mercy of Turkish forces.

Ankara views the Kurdish fighters a terror group linked to an rebel group preventing the Erdogan authorities inside Turkey.

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