'Triumph for Erdogan' as US announces Syria pull-out | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Triumph for Erdogan' as US announces Syria pull-out

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The departure of 2,000 US troops from Syria, where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have acted as the United States' boots on the ground in the war on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), will give Ankara greater scope to drive the Kurdish fighters away from its border.

Two days before the statement, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his US counterpart had responded positively to a his plan to invade the area of northeast Syria controlled by the SDF.

"There is little doubt that [Erdogan] welcomes it as a major diplomatic gain which clears the way for a third Turkish military advance into northern Syria," said Bulent Aliriza, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Turkey Project in Washington.

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(*Prior to The Trump 60 Patriot missile strike on Syria of 2017 , the president informed us his intention was to leave Syria , and let others clean up our mess , for us .)

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