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Kurds in Iraq say US withdrawal from Syria a mistake
« on: February 07, 2019, 05:27:31 PM »
One report says withdrawal is scheduled for April, I have seen no other confirmation.

BREAKING: U.S. to pull all its troops out of Syria in April. Plan to protect Kurds not yet announced.

Kurds in Iraq say US withdrawal from Syria a mistake

Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga leaders say ISIL still a threat and US should not withdraw from Syria.
by Jennifer Glasse

Mala Qara Village, Iraq - A pair of armoured vehicles parked in a corner of the Peshmerga headquarters in northern Iraq form a stark reminder of the threat the region is facing by ISIL.

"They were full of explosives when we captured them," Kurdish Peshmerga commander General Sirwan Barzani said, as he discussed the battle his forces fought two years ago against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

ISIL fighters came within 25km of Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, before the Peshmerga got the upper hand in continuous battles, retaking control of towns in the region from 2014 to 2016.

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