Trump on Decision to Pull Troops Out of Northern Syria: 'It's Time for Us to Get Out of Ridiculous Endless Wars'

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Posted: Oct 07, 2019 8:50 AM
Trump on Decision to Pull Troops Out of Northern Syria: 'It's Time for Us to Get Out of Ridiculous Endless Wars'

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Trump weighed in on his administration’s decision to begin pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military operation in the region, saying it was time for Americans to “get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars.”

The White House said Sunday that U.S. troops will no longer be in the area. 

"Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial 'Caliphate,' will no longer be in the immediate area," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement, adding that "Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years in the wake of the defeat of the territorial 'Caliphate' by the United States."

Kurdish-led forces denounced the move as a "stab in the back," reports Reuters