Turkey will soon invade northern Syria while the United States will remove all of its forces from that area according to the White House.
And the fate of the Kurdish fighters allied with the US in a campaign against Islamic State may be uncertain.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham stated US troops “will not support or be involved in the operation” and “will no longer be in the immediate area” and added that Turkey would take custody of foreign fighters captured in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group who had been held by the Kurdish forces.
In December, US president D.Trump stated he was going to withdraw US troops from Syria but was met with widespread condemnation for abandoning Kurdish allies to the Turkish assault.
His statement boosted the resignation as in protest of then-Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, and a coordinated campaign by then-national security adviser John Bolton to try to protect the Kurds.
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say they will “not hesitate for a moment” in defending themselves against the Turkish operation.