Trump’s Syria withdrawal has handed a huge gift to Islamic State

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Author(s) Janine di Giovanni
Source Comment is free
Date December 22, 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/22/trump-syria-withdrawal-islamic-state-us-terror
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Quotes-start.png In a strange example of camaraderie, turning a blind eye to grievous human rights violations in Syria is one of the few areas where Trump and Obama meet. Still, having the US involved – even minimally – complicated Assad’s scorched-earth campaign against the Syrian opposition. All he needs now is the north-western city of Idlib and the country is his (except that he has to share it with Russia and Iran). Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States is right to withdraw its troops on the topic Syrian civil war.