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Retired Marine Gen. John Allen on Pres. Trump's withdrawal of US troops in northern Syria: "So much of what we have done over the last 4 years has been undone in the last 96 hours, and it is really frustrating to watch this happening."

Breaking news tonight - Pres. Trump called for an immediate halt to Turkey's invasion of Northern Syria in a phone call today with Pres. Erdogan, and he's sending @VP  Pence and the National Security Adviser to Turkey.

In Syria, U.S. military officials now face the daunting task of removing 1,000 troops without compromising their safety. U.S. troops were spread across northern Syria & as far west as Manbij when the withdrawal was first ordered. Here's @CBSDavidMartin 

People carry the coffins of Kurdish civilians and fighters at a funeral in Derik, a Syrian Kurdish town on Sunday. Turkish assaults in northern Syria have been brutal over the past few days. Civilians have been among the hundreds killed.

Why did Turkey invade? Why did America leave? How did the Kurds gain so much land? We answer 10 key questions about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Syrian gov't army has entered Manbij in northern Syria for the 1st time since losing it in 2012, as part of an agreement with Kurdish forces in control of the city to avert a Turkish assault

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White House statement 8 days ago: “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria.”

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s troops return to northern Syria to back up Kurdish forces in their increasingly desperate fight with the Turkish military. #syria  #turkey  #US 

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More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria.

The president gave Turkey a clear signal that they could invade northern Syria and there would be no U.S. troops to stop them. We have to look at more than just sanctions to reverse this policy.


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Erdogan is an Islamist. He plays all sides against each other. He’s now trying to eradicate the Kurds and conquer northern Syria. He’s a thug and a liar.

I'm still on the ground in northern Syria. Today there are some stunning developments. Here a wrap up of a remarkable day. @akhbar 

President @realDonaldTrump 's complained Guantanamo shouldn't be closed as 40 prisoners might be released By pulling U.S. troops out of Northern Syria & letting Turkey attack the Kurds, reports say as many as 10,000 ISIS fighters could be released He's putting America in danger

Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmed by SECDEF and CJCS only two hours ago. This was not a mistake.

The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring  against PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria. Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area.

BREAKING: In an extraordinary Sunday night statement, the White House announces that the US "will no longer be in the immediate area" of Northern Syria, allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region and give Turkey responsibility for captured ISIS fighters in the area.

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Here in Northern Syria one word on everyone’s lips: betrayal. And now ngo’s warning what could come. Save the Children “Warns of Mass Displacement of Children”

Driving through Northern Syria it’s so clear. So many of these areas were JUST in ISIS hands. They were JUST taken back. The isis fighters are STILL AROUND. And now a WAR against those who jailed them? ...

"This is just chaos." Retired General John Allen was the US envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition. His assessment of President Trump and Turkey's incursion into Northern Syria is pretty succinct.

It’s just stunning these guys think that they can get away with this lie. They pulled our troops out FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE of allowing Turkey to invade northern Syria. Then just LAST NIGHT they blocked a UN Security Council effort to condemn Turkey’s invasion.