Stream | The Syriac National Council of Syria | Oct. 18, 2019
On Sunday, October 6, U.S. President Trump issued a statement. It gave Turkey the green light to carry out a military invasion into the area controlled by the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (DAA). It appears that this decision was not done in coordination with other International Coalition Partners in the area.
The decision to abandon the DAA, and their forces (SDF) that fought alongside the International Coalition Forces to push back ISIS, is a betrayal. It threatens not only Kurds, but Christians and Arab tribes that fought together with the U.S. This decision will lead to a number of far-reaching affects that will cause further instability in the region.