Syrian Civil War

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and Turkey say the United States has started withdrawing troops from Syrian areas around the Turkish border. Lindsey Graham, who is known as a loyalist of President Trump, describes the event as "a big win for Iran and Assad [and] a big win for ISIL". Former American envoy Brett McGurk mentions the 60,000 SDF-held ISIL detainees, saying that the State Department and inspectors general at the Department of Defense warn they are the "nucleus for a resurgent ISIL".

US to let Turkish forces move into Syria, abandoning Kurdish allies