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U.S. sets conditions for withdrawal from Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/07/19, 10:48 am

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in Turkey on Monday to negotiate the terms of the United States’ withdrawal from Syria. Bolton said U.S. troops would only pull out of northeastern Syria if Turkey promised not to attack the region’s Kurds, who helped the United States and its partners fight Islamic State (ISIS). Some Kurds have links to insurgent groups in Turkey, which considers them terrorists. Bolton said Sunday that the United States remains committed to protecting its Kurdish allies and defeating ISIS. His remarks signaled a slowdown to the rapid removal of U.S. troops from Syria that Trump announced last month.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • John Kloosterman
    Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 02:11 pm

    Well, that's something, though international promises are rarely worth the paper they're printed on.