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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

As Turkey Invades, al-Assad Sees Chance to Reclaim Lost Territory.

Source: nyt

Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic.

RIGHT NOW A top Saudi diplomat had scathing words about the U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria.

Saudi Arabia has spoken out publicly for the first time about President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull American forces out of northern Syria, with one top diplomat calling it “a disaster for the region.”

That was the response Monday from the kingdom’s newly arrived ambassador to London, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan.

The decision “does not give one incredible confidence,” the ambassador said when asked whether the pullout had altered the kingdom’s assessment of Mr. Trump’s reliability as an ally. “We are concerned, no question,” he said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/world/middleeast/turkey-syria.html?

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