Kurdish lobby struggles to slow US pullout from Syria

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Reeling from President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria, the political wing of the Pentagon-backed Kurdish group that has spent the past four years fighting the Islamic State started the…

  • Jack Detsch
  • Al-Monitor

It’s not clear how the delegation, led by Ilham Ahmed, happened upon the president.

Trump told the group “I love the Kurds” and promised that the US allies are “not going to be killed” by Turkish forces, the Syrian Democratic Committee co-president recalled at a…

The Wall Street Journal reported that the president also said he loved the Turks, the sworn enemy of the group.

The Trump encounter…

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