Trump issues Sanctions against Turkey, France and UK to withdraw their forces, KRG receives the first wave of Syrian Refugees, Iraqi-Syrian border to be more secured
Written by Muhammad Basman on 2019-10-15
A statement by the office of the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo confirms that US president Donald Trump has signed the executive order of imposing sanctions against Turkey, a statement of sanctions was released by Trump’s office included the steel tariffs that will be increased up to 50%, also the US Department of Commerce will directly stop negotiations with respect to the 100$ billion trade dead with Turkey. Trump also added, we, the United States with our partners have liberated 100% of ISIS’s ruthless caliphate and Turkey must nor put this gains in jeopardy
Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, now in its sixth day. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the offensive aims to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a “safe zone” to which millions of Syrian refugees can be returned.
(KRG) received on Monday the first group of 180 refugees from Syria, as Turkey has intensified its offensive in northeast of the country, expecting an “influx of them” in the upcoming weeks. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs revealed on Sunday that over 130,000 civilians have been displaced from Syrian Kurdistan
France said on Monday that it has no choice but to withdraw its forces from Syria amid Washington’s decision to pull out the US troops from the region. Paris has decided to withdraw all its soldiers from Syria, while there are 1,000 French troops stationed in Iraq and Syria. Out of the 1,000, at least 200 French soldiers are present in Syria currently. Meanwhile, the UK said earlier the day that London could start to pull its forces out of Syria if the US leaves the Middle Eastern country.
Iraq is deploying troops to areas along its border with Syria that are affected by the Turkish military incursion into the northern part of the country to block Islamic State insurgents from crossing into Iraqi territories