TURKEY / SYRIA – Syrian Democratic Forces Commander Says Turkey Violated the Ceasefire Order

BreakPoint | Christian Headlines | Oct. 21, 2019

The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces says Turkey has “violated” the ceasefire order.

According to Fox News, Gen. Mazloum Abdi also said he was “deeply disappointed” in President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria.

Abdi said there is still time for America to help Kurds.

“If we stay on this path, it will have catastrophic consequences that will affect the people of the area and create ethnic cleansing,” Abdi told NPR. “We are asking Trump and the U.S. administration to keep its promises.”

He said some 500 Kurdish civilians have been killed in the violence and another 400,000 have been displaced.

Abdi says his forces would rather ally with the U.S. than with Russia or Syria.