Kurds flee Syrian border as clock ticks on Turk ceasefire

The Kansas City Kurdish community protested U.S. military moves in Syria and Turkey on the Plaza

The Kansas City Kurdish community protested U.S. military moves in Syria and Turkey on the Plaza

The Kurdish-led power had been the U.S.'s ally in the long and bloody battle that somehow introduced down the Islamic Disclose group's rule over northeast and jap Syria.

Abdi says his forces would rather ally with the USA than with Russian Federation or Syria.

Warily, the two sides have set up channels of communication, both direct military and intelligence contacts and indirect messages through Russian Federation, to reduce the risk of confrontation, three Turkish officials say.

Meanwhile, US troops were seen Sunday leaving a key base in northern Syria with their equipment, apparently part of a broad US withdrawal ordered by Trump. Turkey also wants to resettle some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees now on its soil in the border "safe zone".

On Saturday, calm appeared to be prevailing in Ras al-Ain with no signs of fighting, according to AFP journalists on the Turkish side of the border.

Reuters video images showed armored vehicles carrying troops into Iraq, part of the United States withdrawal from Syria.

"We will also receive information about Syria's perspective and the steps it will take during the meeting with Putin", a senior Turkish official said.

New York Times: "As U.S. Leaves Allies in Syria, Kurdish Commander Struggles With Fallout" - "As United States troops continued their withdrawal from Syria on Sunday, a line of cars carried their routed former allies, terrified civilians and dead bodies out of a pulverized border town that had been besieged by Turkish forces for more than a week".

The Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday it had sent a 55-vehicle convoy to Ras al-Ain.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that the Pentagon was considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State (IS) group militants.

So far, the Syrian forces have only moved into one location directly on the border, the town of Kobani, and a few positions further south.

Ankara's military action against the People's Protection Units (YPG), who spearheaded the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, has sparked global outrage.

The complex network was discovered abandoned in the border city of Tal Abyad and is believed to have been built by the US-aligned Syrian Democratic Forces anticipating a Turkish invasion, Reuters reported.

Turkey has rejected the concerns, saying its offensive will not hinder the fight against Islamic State or jeopardize the gains of the global community against the jihadists.

The bad news is that the Kurds left behind in northern Syria will shortly be fed into Erdogan's meat grinder unless Putin comes up with a way to restrain him in their summit tomorrow.

Between 200 and 300 US troops are to remain at the southern Syrian outpost of Al-Tanf, mostly to counter threats from Iran.

Russia's "goal is to create a situation where all Kurdish organizations in Syria are woven into the country's legal framework and constitution, so that there are no illegal armed units in Syria", he said. It has also dropped its once frequent calls for Assad to go, although officials say that does not signal any shift.

On 9 October, Donald Trump withdrew most U.S. troops from the northeastern part of Syria where they had previously been assisting the Kurds in the fight against the Islamic State. "There is no contact whatsoever on a political level".

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