Headline RoundupOctober 7th, 2019

President Trump Withdraws U.S. Troops from Syria

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Donald Trump announced late Sunday that U.S. troops would leave the Turkey-Syria border ahead of a planned Turkish military offensive, saying the U.S. had accomplished his goals in defeating ISIS. The U.S. formally began fighting ISIS on Syrian soil in 2014. Outlets from all sides of the political spectrum reported on bipartisan criticism of Trump's decision, headlined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) disapproval; left-leaning outlets focused more on Republican criticisms, while some right-leaning outlets concentrated on Trump's subsequent defense of the decision. Some reported late Monday on alleged Turkish attacks on Kurdish and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) troops following the withdrawal.

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