BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to boast about capturing Syria’s oil fields from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).
Trump tweeted: “The Oil Fields discussed in my speech on Turkey/Kurds yesterday were held by ISIS until the United States took them over with the help of the Kurds. We will NEVER let a reconstituted ISIS have those fields!”
Following the tweet about capturing Syria’s oil fields, Trump’s said the Kurds should think about moving to Syria’s oil region.
“I really enjoyed my conversation with General @MazloumAbdi He appreciates what we have done, and I appreciate what the Kurds have done. Perhaps it is time for the Kurds to start heading to the Oil Region!”
Prior to today’s tweets, Trump said that the U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria was part of an agreement with Turkey to avoid any hostilities between the two NATO members.