'Don't abandon the Kurds', British officials tell US over Syria troop withdrawal

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“I’m worried about the US withdrawal, we fought together and I don’t believe it was a wise decision,” said Commander Adnan Afrin. “As I see it, it’s a decision to leave halfway through.”

Once the “caliphate” is declared over, Commander Afrin said his forces will face another fight against Isil’s toxic ideology.

Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary, on Monday said the world should not “mistake territorial defeat for final defeat” and that forces fighting Isil should not claim “victory too quickly”.

A Pentagon report published this month warned that Isil “could likely resurge in Syria within six to 12 months and regain limited territory” if sustained pressure is not maintained.



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