US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out troops from Syria will leave a vacuum which the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) and Ankara will exploit to further their own causes, according to SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali speaking in Kobane on Thursday.

“They [IS troops] will try to reorganize themselves and launch rebounding attacks,” said Bali who said the withdrawal decision had come as sudden and shocking even for US troops themselves.

Bali also raised the alarm for Ankara attempting to take advantage of the void to launch attacks on northern Syria and especially the Kurdish population to cause “a demographic change.”

“The same thing happened in Afrin, where more than four hundred thousand Kurdish citizens were displaced from Afrin, and where Turkish families and the families of the foreign terrorists were given residency,” claimed Bali.

On Wednesday, Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops from Syria declaring that the US had defeated IS in a surprise statement filmed at the White House in Washington DC.

 

 

Video credit: Ruptly

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Moomin troll
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Moomin troll
2018-12-20 23:50

Get on the phone to assad or putin and bag them to come help you, after apologizing to them for your traitorous acts that you already tried to pull and failed (as you were told would happen) russia and syria will annihilate isis in weeks,not take years and move them from one place to the next like a chess piece! Turkey is another matter, your going to lose a stack of fighters and territory before the syrians can come and assist on that front but still then your pkk friends are attacking turkish troops so what you sow so shall… Read more »

Jonah
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2018-12-20 23:52

ISIS, Turkey to exploit void: maybe Turkey but not ISIS. ISIS has been directly supported by the US ever since the beginning of war. They will finally be decimated.

Nestor
Nestor
2018-12-21 20:51

Tenía que suceder, EE.UU. está acostumbrado a ella, tanto para Turquía y EE.UU. su enemigo es Siria por tanto los Kurdos debieron analizar y buscar con quien aliarse, ahora desamparados a la merced de Erdogan que los aniquilará y saldrá ganado capturando territorio Sirio.
El gobierno Sirio es la oportunidad de buscar alianza con los Kurdos para que no avance Erdogan y se queden con el cuento de combatir a ISIS como lo viene haciendo EE.UU. en la región.

PELON
PELON
2018-12-21 04:42

those mercenaries traitors deserve that, stupid kurds hahahahaha

Tall cool one
Tall cool one
2018-12-20 23:43

It’s a sad day when the U.S. gives the kurds hope and then turn our backs to them when the lion (the Turks) has vowed to destroy them.

Stern Daler
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2018-12-20 23:51
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@Tall cool one, maritime strategy. Us did the same to South Vietnamese and other allies. Nothing new.

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johnny was
2018-12-21 01:56
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always has been american foreign policy since wwii – they have fought proxy wars against the soviets using client states and mercenary armies in africa, latin america, me and afghanistan as well as sea

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2018-12-21 14:35
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@johnny was, right IMHO. And before them the UK. they share the maritime strategic school of thought.