If somebody is not sure that the US is not going to assist the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces against the Turkish offensive, here you go.
On October 14, US President Donald Trump in fact accused the Kurdish-led group of letting ISIS members to flee detention centers to get the US involved in the situation.
Trump’s statement demonstrated that the ISIS card is not enough to get the US support if you do have not enough oil.
….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. Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never ending wars will end!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019
On October 13, the SDF reported that 785 ISIS-linked persons had fled the Ain Issa detention center with help from “a group of Turkish mercenaries and covered by Turkish shelling.” Earlier, the group claimed that it was not going to guard detention camps with ISIS members if the US provides no support to it against Turkey.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, there were about 14,650 ISIS members in 7 detention camps in the area controlled by the SDF.
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