On October 14, 2019, Donald Trump suggested that Kurds are permitting Islamic State militants to escape from prisons to lure the United States back into Syria.
“Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved. Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly,” Trump tweeted on Twitter. “Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never-ending wars will end!”
In another posting, Trump repeated his claim that European countries did not want to take in the fighters because they “did not want the cost. ‘Let the USA pay,’ they said.”
Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on October 13 that the US would pull its remaining forces from Syria so they would not be caught up in the fighting between Turkish and Kurdish troops.
Approximately 950 supporters of ISIS – including wives, widows, and children fled a Kurdish run detention camp in Ein Eissa, about 20 miles south of the Turkey border on October 13.
New York Post: Trump suggests Kurds are letting ISIS militants escape to draw US back into Syria
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