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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:21 PM

U.S. Forces Leave 'High-Value' ISIS Detainees Behind in Retreat From Syria

Source: New York Times

The American military was unable to transfer about five dozen “high value” Islamic State detainees out of Kurdish-run wartime prisons before the Pentagon decided to move its forces out of northern Syria and pave the way for a Turkish-led invasion, according to two American officials.

In the same area on Sunday, hundreds of Islamic State sympathizers escaped from a low-security detention camp in the region, taking advantage of the chaos caused by the Turkish ground invasion and the accompanying strikes.

Both developments underscored the pandemonium unleashed by President Trump’s sudden decision to order American troops to evacuate part of the Syrian region bordering Turkey.

That allowed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to order an invasion of Syrian territory controlled by a Kurdish-led militia that was at the center of American-led efforts to contain the Islamic State over the past several years.
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On Sunday, the militia was forced to seek the protection of the Syrian government.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/13/world/middleeast/syria-turkey-invasion-isis.html?fbclid=IwAR1u6YwaIKiWiI8MWI7jOVRPekP87LTYap8Pae0APze1jZ5vADiCIhquKHM

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Galraedia Oct 13 OP
Historic NY Oct 13 #1
Maxheader Oct 13 #2
Mystery sage Oct 13 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 13 #4
bluestarone Oct 13 #5
Evolve Dammit Oct 13 #6
keithbvadu2 Oct 13 #7
SunSeeker Oct 13 #8
Eugene Oct 14 #9
RandiFan1290 Oct 15 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 15 #11

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:25 PM

1. Somebody should have tossed a ...nade or order an air strike.

because these assholes will be back on the battlefield/.

Fuck'em don't let them have a second chance.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:34 PM

2. That goes for the yellow haired traitor too....



Fuck'em don't let them have a second chance.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:47 PM

3. The terrorists win. United States lose.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:49 PM

4. Winning baby!!!!

So much winning.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:50 PM

5. Our generals DID NOTHING

SCARY times ahead!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. This is so incredibly stupid. What was deal struck and the payoff for Herr Drumph?

And the commitment of 1,500 to Saudi Arabia almost simultaneously?? Obviously not in the interest of our military personnel. I hope someone blows the whistle on this tragic abandonment of allies while committing troops to a disgusting, brutal regime unworthy of ANY support. What happened? I smell Jared.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 09:05 PM

7. ISIS says: Thank you, Donald Trump.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 09:30 PM

8. OMG. Could you imagine what Republicans would do if Obama had cut & run like that?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:10 AM

9. US seizes only two British Isis prisoners in Syria, leaving others

Source: The Guardian

US seizes only two British Isis prisoners in Syria, leaving others

Despite earlier briefings that 40 were taken, only ‘Beatles’ duo said to be under US control

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor
Mon 14 Oct 2019 10.55 BST
Last modified on Mon 14 Oct 2019 12.04 BST

US forces in north-east Syria were able to seize only two British Islamic State prisoners, leaving behind a cluster of others despite previous briefings that about 40 had been forcibly taken from Kurdish custody.

Kurdish military guarding the prisoners – supposedly among the most dangerous of several thousand Isis fighters in the region – refused to allow US special forces to take individuals other than Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh.

The duo are members of the “Beatles” cell, a group of Britons accused of being behind the torture and beheading of some British and US hostages, incidents that were apparently filmed and broadcast on social media.

Initial briefings suggested the US had taken around 40 prisoners to Iraq, but officials told the New York Times overnight that only Kotey and Elsheikh had been seized because the plan had at least partially backfired. British officials indicated on Monday that they believed only the two men were under US control.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/14/us-british-isis-prisoners-syria

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:56 PM

10. Great job guys!!

They must be so proud to support trump.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:11 PM

11. Bad use of the word "Retreat" in the headline.

There is no retreat. The military is following orders to abandon an ally, an order issued by a criminal.

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