Trump defends Syria policy amid reports of rising violence against Kurds – live

Syrian troops entering the fight against Turkey, raising concerns of more escapes from Isis prisons

Good morning, live blog readers!

Donald Trump is defending his decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria as reports emerged of escalating violence against America’s Kurdish allies.

….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved. Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly. Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never ending wars will end!

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