We will fight where it is to our benefit and only fight to win’ – Trump says as he pulls U.S troops from northern Syria

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The United States began withdrawing American troops from Syria’s border with Turkey on Monday, October 7th as the Trump administration says it has hands off an explosive situation between the Turkish military and U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters.

President Trump in a series of Tweets suggested that the United States was shouldering too much of the burden and the cost of fighting the Islamic State.

President Trump also rebuked European nations for not repatriating citizens who had joined the extremist group, claiming that the United States was being played for a “sucker.” And he chided his own Kurdish allies, who he said were “paid massive amounts of money and equipment” to fight the militants.

“It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN,” he tweeted.

The withdrawal followed a late Sunday statement by the White House that the United States would not intervene in a long-threatened Turkish offensive into northern Syria. The announcement, which signaled an abrupt end to a months-long American effort to broker peace between two important allies, came after a call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.