#Kurdish residents in the city of Qamishli block the path of the American forces withdrawing from northern #Syria and throw tomatoes at them following President Trump's order for the #US soldiers to retreat from the region – ANHA pic.twitter.com/PB513uC8ft— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) October 21, 2019
The U.S military withdrawal sparked angry protests from Syrians. The protesters started throwing tomato and potato at US army convoy as they claimed to have sacrificed 11 000 of their loved ones in U.S campaign against ISIS in Syria, and now, U.S is leaving them alone. “Where is your promise?” They shouted.
A tiny fraction of U.S troops are still working with Syrian Kurdish fighters to secure the area’s oilfields so the oil doesn’t fall under the control of ISIS or other groups.
Chris Van Hollen wrote on Twitter: “Trump brags about protecting “the oil”, but will leave our Syrian Kurdish allies to be slaughtered by Turkish-led jihadi thugs. This is a dark day for American values and a big win for our enemies. Congress must demand an end to this historic sellout.”
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