2019-10-13 15:02:30

Shafaq News/ US Defense Secretary , Mark Esper said that US President , Donald Trump has ordered US troops in Syria to move south with Turkey's attacks against the Kurds, but not to leave Syria.

According to "Associated Press" US Defense Secretary ,Mark Esper said that President Trump ordered US troops in Syria to move south with Turkey's attacks against the Kurds, but not leave Syria.

According to "Reuters" two US officials said that a small number of US troops were moved away from a site in Ain Essa, Syria, due to fighting in the region.

A US official said earlier today that US troops in northern Syria at risk of "isolation" could clash with Turkish-backed forces.

The US official said the situation in northeast Syria was "rapidly deteriorating" as Turkish-backed forces advanced and could isolate US forces on the ground.

The official said on Sunday that development was rapidly increasing the risk of confrontation between Turkish-backed forces and US forces in the region.

President Donald Trump said US forces in northern Syria would withdraw before the Turkish offensive.

Since Saturday, Turkish-backed fighters have moved under cover of Turkish airstrikes towards Ain Issa city, an administrative city of Kurdish-led forces   where there is a major US base.

The official said that US forces and their Kurdish allies no longer control terrestrial communication lines and have no control over Turkish plane

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