Kurdish General Expresses Disappointment in U.S.’s Abandonment

Kurds in northern Syria are being redirected from guarding ISIS captives to the border, anticipating a Turkish assault.

Syrian Kurds, who make up the majority of the Syrian Democratic Forces, are rushing to the border of northern Syria and now consider guarding ISIS prisoners a “second priority”, according to NBC News

General Mazloum Kobani Abdi, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, has redirected forces away from guarding the detention centers that hold 12,000 suspected terrorists that were detained during the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS fighters in the region. 

Now that the U.S. has cleared the path for a Turkish assault, Mazloum said that Kurdish forces are now rushing to the border, where many of their families are located. “They are forced to defend their families,” he said, speaking through a translator. 

Although the Pentagon has referred to the Kurdish forces as its most effective partner in the fight against ISIS, this betrayal may lead to Kurds partnering with Syrian leader Bashar Assad to fight the Turkish forces. 

U.S. military officials are urging the White House not to abandon the Syrian Kurds under pressure from Turkey while Mazloum called on the American people to pressure Trump to intervene. 

“The people who fought with you against international terrorism, against ISIS, are under risk right now and they are facing a big battle alone,” he said. 

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SandyO
SandyO

THINKING AMERICANS ARE ALSO MORE THAN DISAPPOINTED IN ALMOST ALL TRUMPS ERRATIC DECISIONS! WE feel empathy for the Kurds.

flyguy1954
flyguy1954

Kurds..Trump abandoned you the people of the USA did not...I sure hope some one is by the jail with the ISIS prisoners to take them down....no one needs them on the loose.....I am very concerned as to where Trumps head is at this time.....he does not seem to be thinking straight.....God be with you and with us.....