Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed that President Trump ordered the withdrawal of troops from Syrian Kurdistan, or Rojava, to move to Iraq. According to Breitbart:
Congress has not passed an authorization for the president to send troops to protect Syrian Kurdish populations – only Congress can declare war- though it did pass a resolution condemning President Trump for not violating the law and keeping troops in Rojava against Congress’s wishes.
Below, footage published today by the Kurdish Hawar News Agency reportedly shows “infuriated civilians in Qamishli throwing tomatoes and attempting to stand in the way of a U.S. armored convoy leaving the city.” The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – a formerly U.S> a.liked, mostly Kurdish military says they have “documented evidence it says proves the Erodgan’s troops and th allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) are using chemical weapons against Kurdish children” reported Breitbart.
The FSA is mostly an Arab militia that formed to fight Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad during the Syrian civil war. President Barack Obama initially attempted to “support the FSA against Assad in the early days of the civil war.” President Trump has lamented that since the United States’ intervention, we have simply become a police agency, not holding other countries responsible to handle their own issues, as they just let the United States spend time, money, resources, troops, and American deaths to secure their region, hundreds of thousand of miles from the U.S. Trump has noted his priority is to shift our troops to help our own borders here at home.