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Kurdish Commander: Trump Approved Deal with Russia, Damascus

Kurdish Commander: Trump Approved Deal with Russia, Damascus

Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:38 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — The commander of the Syrian Kurdish-led forces says U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal his group made with Russia and the Syrian government to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria.

Commander Mazloum Kobani told Ronahi, a Kurdish TV channel, late Wednesday that Trump essentially gave the go-ahead for the deal. Kobani and Trump spoke by telephone Monday, a day after the Kurdish forces announced the agreement.

The deal came after Trump ordered U.S. troops to step aside as Turkey launched its attack last week. Syria's Kurdish fighters have allied with the U.S. since 2014 to fight Islamic State militants. Kobani said the priority now is to stop Turkey's invasion.

Kobani said his forces will decide what to do with detained IS prisoners and their families.

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