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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 04:58 PM

Pentagon: President Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria allows ISIS to rebuild

Source: USA Today /yahoo news

USA TODAY• November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's order to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria in October provided the Islamic State an opening to rebuild itself, giving the terrorist group "time and space" to target the West, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday.

The Defense Intelligence Agency told the Pentagon's inspector general that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has taken advantage of the U.S. withdrawal and Turkey's subsequent incursion into Syria. Trump's decision prompted strong bipartisan criticism for removing military pressure on the Islamic State and leaving Kurdish forces that had worked with U.S. troops to roll back gains made by the terrorists.

"ISIS exploited the Turkish incursion and subsequent drawdown of U.S. troops to reconstitute capabilities and resources within Syria and strengthen its ability to plan attacks abroad," the Pentagon's inspector general said in the report.

The report details the fallout from Trump's decision. His order Oct. 6 allowed Turkish forces and paramilitary groups to occupy parts of Syria that had been jointly patrolled by American forces and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces. Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters terrorists. Russian troops also moved into the region.


There are still some U.S. troops in Syria.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-president-trumps-order-withdraw-175943539.html?ncid=twitter_yahoonewst_sjwumo1bpf4

Trump has blood on his hands.


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tclambert Nov 19 #1

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:48 PM

1. This has to be fake news. Trump announced ISIS was destroyed back in December, 2017.

Surely, the President of the United States wouldn't have lied about such a thing.

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