The withdrawal of US troops in Syria will have an impact on the battlefield and well beyond, with wide-ranging geopolitical ramifications. Among the most alarmed at a US pullout will be Kurdish fighters who form the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, an opposition force that has seized about a quarter of the country with Washington’s backing. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed this week to “remove” the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which he sees as linked to the Kurdish Workers’ Party, or PKK, the force that has waged an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984.
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The sudden announcement of the withdrawal of US troops in Syria has left the door open for Turkey to target the US-backed Kurdish fighters it regards as terrorists. A top US official in the fight against so-called Islamic State group has quit over President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria. Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for News announces it is pulling all troops out of . The White Hoe announced the move on Wednesday after President Trump tweeted that the had defeated IS. Tags: announces, pulling, troops, syria, US allies in dismay at America's Western allies voiced dismay at leader Donald Trump's sudden idea to pull out of . The move could lead to a resurgence in Islamist terrorism, massacres of Kurdish people, a fresh surge