Trump Orders U.S. Troops To Withdraw From Northern Syria As Turkey Offensive Grows | Nightly News

  • Published on Oct 13, 2019
  • The move comes as Turkey makes rapid advances in its war against American allies, the Kurds of Syria. Without U.S. protection, the Kurds fear they will be ethnically cleansed by Turkey and its militias. ISIS is seizing on the chaotic moment to regroup.» Subscribe to NBC News:
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    Trump Orders U.S. Troops To Withdraw From Northern Syria As Turkey Offensive Grows | Nightly News

Comments • 360

  • sneec hamo
    sneec hamo 18 days ago +1

    They are the reason isis numbers have gone down and this is how The So call UNITED STATES treats them.

  • John connor
    John connor 20 days ago

    Allah is Satan and Islam is a religion of war.

  • Cindy Banks
    Cindy Banks 20 days ago

    Idiots, the Kurds have been fighting with their brothers for hundreds of years. It is a civil war, we have no part in. It was Hillary who armed ISIS in the first place. And it was not up to us to fight their battles. It is BS to say the Kurds fought beside us and for us, they fought for themselves and they always will. They are the descendants of Ishmael and here is what the bible said about him, He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers." The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

  • Bruce strkland
    Bruce strkland 23 days ago

    USA doesn't have to fight. We carry a big stick. Strategically located to fight for RUSSIA and everyone knows it but us.

  • Mika Pirttimäki
    Mika Pirttimäki 23 days ago +1

    Run USA run!!!

  • moon dog grey
    moon dog grey 25 days ago

    At the best time....unless you want us neck deep in a neocon wet dream war.

  • Real Mexican American
    Real Mexican American 26 days ago

    Icing on the impeachment cake

    • Banjo Miner
      Banjo Miner 26 days ago

      What law did he break or crime did trump do this time?

  • Billy Vee
    Billy Vee 27 days ago +1

    The Kurds were never an official US ally like NATO and other nations. It was a marriage of convenience. You help us fight ISIS, we'll give you weapons, money and a temporary buffer.

    Why should America be put in a position to attack a US ally like Turkey just to please politicians in Washington.

    By this measure, Democrats and a handful of Republicans would have us in Syria indefinitely.

    Not in our best interest.

  • victor cabaylo altobano

    Should America be the world's cop?
    President Donald Trump has replaced American exceptionalism with “America First.” Now the United States is not distinct from other countries. We are a nation like any other, says Trump, and “it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.” In his 2016 foreign policy address, Trump called it “a dangerous idea” to believe “that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.”
    Why, then, is Washington spending $717 billion in fiscal year 2019 to maintain vast armies, fleets, and air armadas around the world? Not for defense, of America, anyway. It is to protect allies, assert influence, remake failed societies, dictate behavior, promote values, and more. All of these may have some value, though rarely as much as asserted. And none have much to do with protecting America’s territory, people, constitutional system, and prosperity.

  • FinalLugiaGuardian
    FinalLugiaGuardian 27 days ago

    NBC, We can't stay there forever. There is no good time to leave. Obama should not have taken us into Syria in the first place. Let others fight and die for a change.

    DOĞUKAN ÇAVDAR 27 days ago +1

    Turkey is just building safe zone. Nothing against Kurds nor Syrians but against terrorists PKK, SDG or whatever you call it.

    • Mika Pirttimäki
      Mika Pirttimäki 23 days ago

      Turkey or should I chicken should make the safe zone on their own country.

  • Bruce Leroy
    Bruce Leroy 27 days ago +1

    Thank God they did nothing but destroy countries USA is wicked.

    • P Hern
      P Hern 24 days ago

      Ruling this earth is ours to rule

  • Gregorius Steven
    Gregorius Steven 27 days ago

    1973: U.S withdraw from Vietnam War due of Paris Peace

    2019: *U.S withdraw from Turk-Kurd War due of Turkey growns*

  • Süheyl
    Süheyl 27 days ago
    If you wanna know why Turkey is insisting
    By Mike Doran

  • jake pryor
    jake pryor 28 days ago +1

    Just like US did use al-Qaeda !
    With Obama ministration ..

  • Owleyes
    Owleyes 28 days ago

    Worse betrayal ever in the history of allies

  • docsunga 2001
    docsunga 2001 28 days ago

    Trump discussed with his top Military Generals and expert Advisors pulling US troops out of Syria extensively! Anyone who says otherwise are lying! If you don't believe me, ask Putin..

  • Michael Dodd
    Michael Dodd 28 days ago

    I’m not a liberal but I’m disappointed with trump on this the Kurds are are only real ally in that region

    • FinalLugiaGuardian
      FinalLugiaGuardian 27 days ago

      What about the Israelis? At least they have a true republic with rule of law. And the nation is a largely secular one, the most liberal nation in the middle east.

  • Klick Cubuk
    Klick Cubuk 28 days ago

    U really listening something like that? Do u really believe in this fake news?
    The only thing what i think/ belive on this video is that the men in prison will famish 😅

  • Dr. Bill
    Dr. Bill 28 days ago +1

    Well done Trump, the neocons have enough money ❤️

  • Safeer Hüşeyin
    Safeer Hüşeyin 28 days ago

    May ALLAH ( Merciful) reward brother Turkey with success . Tons of propoganda against turkey ,west is setting a trap . I believe in ALLLAH and hes best planner

  • Onyx
    Onyx 28 days ago

    How are they just sitting back filming this??

  • james rosella
    james rosella 28 days ago

    As I understand it at least one third of ISIS prisoners held by Kurdish forces are from the UK, France & Germany. Here's a unique idea, why won't the Europeans clean-up their own mess. Send elements of the English Army, French Foreign Legion, and Germany defense forces to insure these world class terrorist do not escape., or at least get deported by the Turkish President back to the EU?? Remember this is the same media which decried! G.W. Bush's 2003 ill conceived invasion of Iraq. Now they want Trump to send combat troops to the same conflict Obama ignored! Heard Russia is taking up positions on the border, honestly wish them the best of fortune. Yes I think removing are people from that blood bath was a good idea.

  • Jacob Espiritu
    Jacob Espiritu 28 days ago


    • badvermin
      badvermin 28 days ago

      Trump is INCREASING the number of troops in the region, he isn't bring them home or out of middle east conflicts.

  • 알리알리셩
    알리알리셩 28 days ago +1


  • Manny D.
    Manny D. 29 days ago +1

    President Trump knows exactly what he is doing to these United States of America by pushing the limits of the our constitution and dividing or nation with lies and corruption. Those who are complacent with the President, in his lies and deception and abuse of power are committing treason against the United States of America and the law of the land the constitution and should be investigated and given due process for their crimes in treason and aiding false hoods and not upholding the truth to prosper. I have seen lawmakers want to impeach previous president for far less then what has been committed and done by President Trump. Half of the congress is committing treason by not upholding their oaths of office and protecting the constitution for there is no one not even the president is above the law. Half of Congress are aiding the President in destroying our democracy, by not holding the most respected office of the land and leader of the free world to truth and accountability. Benjamin Franklin once said ‘’you have a democracy now but only if you can keep it.’’ So America we have been warned, that our democracy will be in and is in danger if our lawmakers in Congress do not uphold the constitution of these United States of America for it gives us our democracy and freedoms. If all of Congress doesn’t act now and uphold the law of the land and truth, then as of today the President has killed our democracy our constitution and way of life as we known it, for Truth should have power and bearing over lies and corruption that the president has acted upon. So it’s fair to say that half the Congress no longer believes in the text that theirs oaths of office are sworn to protect and execute the law of the land the constitution with their very lives if needed to. May God Bless these United States of America and may every American stand together to uphold the constitution and the democracy that it has given every American.

  • Manny D.
    Manny D. 29 days ago +1

    It’s seems that Trump is a rogue president of these United States of America and working in coordination with Russia and Turkey for withdrawing our troop support for the Kurds, our allies. This is a dark time for these United States of America in our national security and our trust with our allies. These actions that President Trump has taken, has sent a notice to our allies and the world that these United States of America can not be trusted to help when called upon. I worry one day that when America needs her allies to stand beside her, that they might just abandon her in a time of need. May God Bless These United States of America for our democracy is ever so endangered by President Trump for he is not a champion or a leader of the free world for he does not believe nor uphold the law of land the constitution.

    • Manny D.
      Manny D. 25 days ago

      Banjo Miner first I would like to say that Russia has and still is interfering with our elections in which Russia feed Americans with false news and false conspiracies to the point that Putin swayed public opinion. If you look how Putin governs and controls Russia in their media its the same as how he helped Trump get elected furthermore Trump responds in the same manner as Putin by always refuting the truth and projects false claims and narratives that the average American then receives both narratives but yet support the President by their own ignorance and allowing truth to have no meaning or power over the false narratives that Trump has portrayed as his facts and reality. Trump and Putin are such alike that it seems as if the President is acting careless and doing the biting of the agenda of Russia for Trump acts and talks like Putin. The decisions that Trump has made are never in our nations interest rather he has jeopardized our National security and jeopardized our trust with our allies. Basically Putin got trump elected as a favor and now President Trump is returning the favor by making America weak at home and abroad, just look how Trump abandoned our allies the Kurds in a time in which America has never done and gave way for Turkey and Russia to gain occupancy in the Middle East, in over 40 years America has never gave up against Russia and their allies until Trump agreed with Turkey and Russia’s agenda. Trump won by 2000 votes nationwide in the election that put him first in the electoral college, he did not win the popular vote.

    • Banjo Miner
      Banjo Miner 26 days ago

      He isn't rouge...he is doing what the tax payers that voted for him want him to do..mind our own business and let someone else police the world on their own dime..they have been fighting for many years.why should American tax payers foot this bill?..they shouldn't and won't,as you see.thanks to this "rouge" president America will not enter this war just to rebuild another country.

  • TheIxtlan
    TheIxtlan 29 days ago +1

    USA have no business there in Syria. This is not America problem. President Trump is actually doing great job.

    • badvermin
      badvermin 28 days ago

      Trump is INCREASING the number of troops in the region, he isn't bring them home or out of middle east conflicts.

  • Jacob jose
    Jacob jose 29 days ago

    Evil will not prevail on earth like this, for longer. Visitation of GOD will occur unexpectedly.
    At the time of our death , God will make us see all of our deeds.
    Those who hurted co-beings for selfish gains , will tremble with fear of facing GOD ,feeling terribly guilty ,sinking in eternal hopelessness.
    Those who saw Christ in their neighbours and sacrificed them selves for welfare of others , will feel the infinite unbounded love of God. They would be like God sharing his happiness and glory. This infinite love of each other is heaven.
    Repentance is moving from sinful of state , to the state of having unbounded love towards Jesus ,disguised as our co-beings. It is not any membership.
    Jesus clean me from all sins by your blood. I prefer death than doing any sin that hurt you. Say it with sincere heart.
    Jesus will surely come soon.. Read Gospel of Christ..

  • Dany Kiehn
    Dany Kiehn 29 days ago

    Very biased news. They are pro kurds to the core.

  • Jesus Salva
    Jesus Salva 29 days ago

    A senseless civilian blood bath.

  • nawzy202
    nawzy202 29 days ago +1

    Why do we always have to be involved in every conflict costing trillions. Let kids resolve their own conflicts

    • sada das
      sada das 29 days ago +1

      You are either dumb or, ironically - a little child.

      You are into every war- because you made them. Than you earn the money- and than you sent more of your dumb people all over the world to die so that umerica can take even more trillions from you- and be careless to the end of their lives.

      You americans are not very smart.

    MAHMUT OZ 29 days ago

    Fake news, there are no kurds, tüy are terrosist kurdish work party millitans (kurdish komünist party)

  • derek kabatoff
    derek kabatoff 29 days ago

    Using terrorist to fight terrorist. What a great way to get rid of the terrorist problem haha

  • Spermwhale1000
    Spermwhale1000 29 days ago

    Trump couldn't disobey Putin's Orders!

  • oh yeah
    oh yeah 29 days ago

    it was all planned turks will attack kurds, kurds will ask syrian government for protection and syria is unified. erdogan had many meetings with putin and putin supported operation 'peace spring' . this was all the plan.

  • Chino Antrax
    Chino Antrax 29 days ago +2

    ISIS!!!!!!!! 🇺🇸 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    JOSE NORONHA 29 days ago

    Near trust a American America is mafia

    • Spermwhale1000
      Spermwhale1000 29 days ago

      You better be careful wat you say or you'll be sleepin wit da fishes. Capiche?

  • Semper Fortis
    Semper Fortis 29 days ago

    . Civilians don't need anything more than an "explanation"; whether its a half truth or bs, the American dream necessitates a certain degree of sleep. What is done is done for reasons.
    But when a commander in chief without military experience ignores the advice of his military leaders who've dedicated their lives to the defense of American interest and long term security (from a game theory standpoint), as well as the intelligence community; for the sake of political stunts... is disturbing.
    Trump has long passed the point of being a national embarrassment, and is a threat to national security.

  • nihat anilmis
    nihat anilmis 29 days ago

    Ypg are terrorist and you re saying they are ally? Rather than NATO ally?

  • sojourn Traveler
    sojourn Traveler 29 days ago +1

    Once again the Kurds are thrown under the bus as abandoned by the US.

  • Cameron Tribe
    Cameron Tribe 29 days ago

    Trump is the most loathesome traitor to American honor in history.

  • PJ Brown
    PJ Brown 29 days ago +4

    Oh, were we supposed to stay in Syria beyond our original mission and fight for the Kurds and get involved in yet another endless middle east conflict that we have no business being in..? Only an ignorant fool would say yes.
    Thank you Pres Trump for looking out for our troops, because Obama clearly didnt when he sent them into Syria with no exit strategy.

    • badvermin
      badvermin 28 days ago

      @PJ Brown By sending them to Saudi Arabia? That doesn't make sense.

    • PJ Brown
      PJ Brown 28 days ago

      @badvermin correct. we're going to go after ISIS again.

    • badvermin
      badvermin 28 days ago

      Trump is INCREASING the number of troops in the region, he isn't bring them home or out of middle east conflicts.

  • Cerberus
    Cerberus 29 days ago +2


  • Jeeshan Ansari
    Jeeshan Ansari 29 days ago

    I love India and turkey 🥰🥰🥰

  • Ryan
    Ryan 29 days ago +3

    There are 3.7 million Arab refugees in Turkey and it's good gesture by Turkey gov to not allowing them in EU

    • Ryan
      Ryan 23 days ago

      @JASON SAUNDERS did I ask your opinion?

      JASON SAUNDERS 28 days ago

      They are there because they oppose Assad and Tayyip can use them to undermine the regime.

  • Mike Higgins
    Mike Higgins 29 days ago +2

    What is Trump supposed to do? Go to war with Turkey? Erdogan has basically stated he is going in no matter what. Trump blinked. He is not going to leave US troops to be surrounded on all sides by Turkey, Assad’s army and its Russian allies, the Kurds and ISIS. What is 1,000 troops supposed to do in this environment? This is crazy. It would be a massacre worse than the Alamo.
    Don’t listen to these main stream media liars. They sold us the Iraq war and WMD. They are now saying we should go after Turkey? Destroy nato?
    In truth Nato without the US and Turkey would be a glorified police force. Look at what is happening. The great fighters of the Kurds are being decimated by the Turks and their allies. The Kurds are now allied with Assad and Russia.

  • Mohammad Saleh
    Mohammad Saleh 29 days ago +5

    Most of this news is brainwashing I'm from the Middle East kurds are bad people everyone knows that and that's why turkey are fighting them.

      JASON SAUNDERS 28 days ago +1

      And the many Americans who worked with the Kurds say the opposite. I stand by the people of Kurdistan.

    • TheLio666
      TheLio666 28 days ago

      Well keep thinking that ... I likes kurds

  • Ian Linera
    Ian Linera 29 days ago

    Turkish killing civilians thats a war crime. Bet Russia will interfere to replace the Americans but won't have the same objective.

    • Kafkasyali
      Kafkasyali 29 days ago

      @Ian Linera I'm not a troll. The ypg that released ISIS. 700 artillery shells chanted to Turkey. 18 civilian citizens were martyred. What right does ypg have there? The Turks do not harm anyone. we just want peace. ypg, ISIS, PKK are terrorists

    • Ian Linera
      Ian Linera 29 days ago

      @Kafkasyali stop trolling this ain't funny

    • Kafkasyali
      Kafkasyali 29 days ago

      Which civillian killing Turks ?

  • jayz p
    jayz p 29 days ago

    Some fail to realize things like this have been goin on for the longest time.. 1/2 thw world at peace but 1/2 the world at war.. Only when it hits a nation or country then it's something totally different.. Never ceases to amaze me of how ignorance runs so freely & deep.. I've learned to accept different ideas, viewpoints & criticism.. But We are in a new day.. Times are different & things are taken more seriously depending on the situation. From living a regular life to a life serving in the military.. How does one put things in perspective.. Honestly, Seriously.. With all that's going on in science, technology, human rights, the list goes on & on how can one even think straight but hear & see all the craziness saying to one's self.. Is this REALLY happening..??
    Personally I'm NOT happy or assured at all in wats goin on.. Most events which could've been avoided.. Situations that should have been resolved.. Mostly with wats going on now.. Times have changed drastically over the past few years & for watever it's worth we seem to go backwards every step of the way.. For every highstep there seems to be a new pitfall that seems to be the new low.. I remain optimistic about a future (blank,blank blank).. Only blanks because it takes a positive mind to overcome ignorance.. 🙏💯

      JASON SAUNDERS 28 days ago

      A lengthy copout. The US promised the Kurds this would not happen then stabbed them in the back......yet again. End of that story.

  • makhaya lonzi
    makhaya lonzi 29 days ago

    There were more than 60 Nato countries participating in this conflict, only USA has withdrawn. Where are the rest of the countries, or they are just bucking at US whilst they themselves are doing nothing

    • Banjo Miner
      Banjo Miner 26 days ago

      Trump is doing what the tax payers of America want him to do...why should they pay for another war?.

  • jayz p
    jayz p 29 days ago

    I'm really not understanding negative comments here because #FOXNEWS channel is full of it all thru there.. Till like sum person said straight from their mouth the terrorists will flee to Europe.. Hmmm.. Their everywhere.. That's why there called "SleeperCells".. Till we have another major dark day here in the U.S we can just be spectators pointing fingers & passing judgement..

  • Little Dove Corr
    Little Dove Corr 29 days ago



  • Trump's Liberation Army 2017-2025

    NBC Fear Mongering
    Many of these allegations are unproven.

  • Reaper's END
    Reaper's END 29 days ago

    To prove the basic priorities of this message board:
    I could simply type "A;"
    And face a multitude of judgemental lawless politically charged arrogant comments before I would receive a response as to why I left a comment without anything other then the letter "A."
    Would have anything been accomplished at that point?
    More persuasive comments through oppression will have been left then worth counting.
    That or labeling me a troll, in which will have been done so by political lobbyist trolls aiming to manipulate my mind for them to force their beliefs on me.
    The one about me being a Democrat that's funny.
    Because the programmed mindset of Republicans is that Democrats are terrorists, so anything they do not agree with is a Democrat.
    A REPUBLICAN could be following Democrat party guidelines and that Republican will still out lash at anything they do not agree with according to their agenda, only to label them Democratic as per Trump's overuse as to promote war with the Democratic party.
    But the truth of this makes me Democratic according to the political war these message boards are intended forth.

  • Jacob Yonbo
    Jacob Yonbo 29 days ago +2

    US is in the process of creating another conflict: Saudi and Iran. Hence sending the troops stationed in Syria to Saudi Arabia. War is a business.

    • Jacob Yonbo
      Jacob Yonbo 28 days ago

      @daimon hellstrom Yes because you are sheeples and you spend, but the military complex makes a lot of $ and sucks the budget for the excuse of war. You just proved with your comment you are clueless.

    • daimon hellstrom
      daimon hellstrom 29 days ago

      then it's really bad business because the amount we spend is insane

  • Jacob Yonbo
    Jacob Yonbo 29 days ago +4

    US is in the process of creating another conflict: Saudi and Iran. Hence sending the troops stationed in Syria to Saudi Arabia. War is a business.

  • Da T
    Da T 29 days ago +2

    middle east...War torn region. Different battles every year

    • dread nought
      dread nought 28 days ago +2

      It's biblical. There will never be peace there.

    • kookie175
      kookie175 29 days ago +1

      yea...and billions of dollars worth of weapons to sell annually to continue fueling them...

    • Ahmed Abdi
      Ahmed Abdi 29 days ago +1

      Because of American.

  • David Jones
    David Jones 29 days ago

    The Kurds, the people without a country, without anyone to speak up for them. President Trump is wrong to not stand up to Turkey and demand that they stop this genocide!

  • Arie Gunawan
    Arie Gunawan 29 days ago +4

    Support turkey from indonesia...

    • Mehmet Türk
      Mehmet Türk 27 days ago

      ​@JASON SAUNDERS Turkey has killed over 3000 Daesh terrorists in Syria - Iraq. We are agianst all terrorists. I'll tell you again
      PKK, YPG and SDF do not represent the Kurds
      . Your media are lying. Our borders will be cleared and it is pathetic that you are supplying tons of weapons to YPG with the excuse of fighting other terrorists
      . Even the Kurds do not believe in your fairy tales

      JASON SAUNDERS 27 days ago +1

      @Mehmet Türk Oh please, you're nothing but one of Tayyip's bots from the state controlled propaganda machine. Go back to Sabah where you belong, ISIS boy. Tayyip INCORPORATED JIHADIS INTO THE TSK YOU FREAK.
      "Turkey found nothing wrong with taking armed groups with checkered records that were implicated in Afrin crimes such as looting, ransom, abductions and torture under the label of the National Army and moving them east of the Euphrates to link up with the Turkish army to join the fight against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) at Tell Abyad. Groups that were under National Liberation Front, which was dominated by Islamist groups, will be incorporated into the new army under designations of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th corps. The original National Army was organized into three corps. They will retain their organizational charts."
      Read more:
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    • Mehmet Türk
      Mehmet Türk 27 days ago

      @Massive Mike Believe what you want.
      I wanted to help you, but your view is pretty limited. My mother does not support any terrorist group like Daesh, PKK or YPG... you can still see the terrorist group as a nato member. U urgently need some history lessons

    • Massive Mike
      Massive Mike 27 days ago +1

      @Mehmet Türk do you honestly still believe i'm in need of a history lesson?
      i don't get fed information like you do.
      Still no explanation on why you condone turks going jihad on your mothers people.

    • Mehmet Türk
      Mehmet Türk 27 days ago

      @Massive Mike "Whoever dares to wipe out Turks from this land we will bury them here" - Ertugrul