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Trump tells Pentagon to begin withdrawing remaining troops from northern Syria Updated: 2019-10-14 07:02:51 KST

The Trump administration is withdrawing up to one-thousand American troops from northern Syria,as Turkish forces push further south into Syria.
This is according to U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday.
Esper said the "deliberate withdrawal" only applies to northern part of Syria, but he wouldn't elaborate on how long the troops will be out of the region.
The decision is likely to provoke criticism that the additional withdrawal betrays the Kurds and could possibly lead to a resurgence of ISIS.
Looking to keep Turkey in line, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned over the weekend that the United States can inflict severe economic pressure on Turkey if it is forced to.
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