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SYRIEN: Trump meldet Sieg über den IS infographic

Trump meldet Sieg über den Islamischen Staat

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December 20, 2018 -- Präsident Trump zieht die letzten amerikanischen Truppen aus Syrien ab, erklärt in Bezug auf den sogenannten Islamischen Staat (IS) "Wir haben gesiegt".

The announcement comes as Turkey is preparing to launch a new offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters.

The decision brought a storm of protest in Congress. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis argued that a withdrawal would, essentially, surrender Western influence in Syria to Russia and Iran.

The decision came after a phone call between Trump and his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. The Kurds have been an ally of the U.S. in Syria and Washington has depended on Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to fight Islamic State.

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