After The Cease-Fire: What’s Next For Syria | NBC News Now


NEWS THAN ANY OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD. ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.>>>THE DEADLINE FOR KURDISH>>>THE DEADLINE FOR KURDISH FORCES TO WITHDRAW ALONG THE FORCES TO WITHDRAW ALONG THE SYRIAN BORDER IS NOW EXPIRED. SYRIAN BORDER IS NOW EXPIRED. TURKEY SAYS THE KURDS HAVE NOT TURKEY SAYS THE KURDS HAVE NOT FULLY WITHDRAWN, WHICH IS FULLY WITHDRAWN, WHICH IS SPARKING SOME CONCERNS THAT SPARKING SOME CONCERNS THAT FIGHTING WILL RESUME. FIGHTING WILL RESUME. WHAT ARE WE SEEING SO FAR, WHAT WHAT ARE WE SEEING SO FAR, WHAT ARE WE HEARING FROM THE TURKISH ARE WE HEARING FROM THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT? GOVERNMENT?>>Reporter: HEY, KENDIS, I>>Reporter: HEY, KENDIS, I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT FIGHTING HAS RESUMED. FIGHTING HAS RESUMED. IN FACT, SOME WOULD QUESTION IN FACT, SOME WOULD QUESTION WHETHER THE FIGHTING EVER WHETHER THE FIGHTING EVER STOPPED. STOPPED. THE EXPIRATION OF THE RUSSIAN THE EXPIRATION OF THE RUSSIAN BROKERED CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT BROKERED CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT WAS YESTERDAY. WAS YESTERDAY. WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN IN WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN IN THE WAKE OF THAT WAS A JOINT THE WAKE OF THAT WAS A JOINT TURKEY/RUSSIAN PATROL ALONG THE TURKEY/RUSSIAN PATROL ALONG THE SO-CALLED SAFE ZONE, MONITORING SO-CALLED SAFE ZONE, MONITORING THE SITUATION, MAKING SURE THE SITUATION, MAKING SURE KURDISH FIGHTERS WERE OUT OF THE KURDISH FIGHTERS WERE OUT OF THE SO-CALLED SAFE ZONE AS DEFINED SO-CALLED SAFE ZONE AS DEFINED BY THE TWO CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENTS BY THE TWO CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENTS BROKERED BY RUSSIA AND THE U.S. BROKERED BY RUSSIA AND THE U.S. ERDOGAN IS SAYING THERE ARE ERDOGAN IS SAYING THERE ARE STILL KURDISH FIGHTERS IN THAT STILL KURDISH FIGHTERS IN THAT SAFE ZONE. SAFE ZONE. THE SDF SAYS IT WITHDREW DAYS THE SDF SAYS IT WITHDREW DAYS AGO COMPLETELY BUT THAT DOESN’T AGO COMPLETELY BUT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE THE CASE. SEEM TO BE THE CASE. TURKEY-BACKED MILITIAS ARE TURKEY-BACKED MILITIAS ARE PUSHING INTO AREAS WHERE PUSHING INTO AREAS WHERE FIGHTERS ARE PRESENT AND CLASHES FIGHTERS ARE PRESENT AND CLASHES ARE ENSUING. ARE ENSUING. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE’RE SEEING IN ADDITION TO THAT WE’RE SEEING SYRIAN FORCES IN THE MIX. SYRIAN FORCES IN THE MIX. CLASHES BETWEEN SYRIAN FORCES CLASHES BETWEEN SYRIAN FORCES AND THE TURKISH-BACKED MILITIA AND THE TURKISH-BACKED MILITIA AS WELL. AS WELL. THIS IS A NEW ELEMENT IN THIS THIS IS A NEW ELEMENT IN THIS CONFLICT. CONFLICT. REMEMBER THE KURDISH SDF FORMED REMEMBER THE KURDISH SDF FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH ASSAD’S FORCES. AN ALLIANCE WITH ASSAD’S FORCES. THIS A RUSSIAN-BACKED CEASE-FIRE THIS A RUSSIAN-BACKED CEASE-FIRE ARRANGEMENT AT THIS POINT AND ARRANGEMENT AT THIS POINT AND RUSSIA IS ONE OF ASSAD’S RUSSIA IS ONE OF ASSAD’S GREATEST ALLIES AND YET THE GREATEST ALLIES AND YET THE SYRIAN FORCES PUSHING INTO RAS SYRIAN FORCES PUSHING INTO RAS AL AYN AS WELL. AL AYN AS WELL. WHY THEY’RE MAKING THAT PUSH IS WHY THEY’RE MAKING THAT PUSH IS AN OPEN QUESTION. AN OPEN QUESTION. BUT ALL OF THIS IS UNFOLDING AS BUT ALL OF THIS IS UNFOLDING AS TODAY IN GENEVA, THE FOREIGN TODAY IN GENEVA, THE FOREIGN MINISTER FROM ANOTHER — ANY MINISTER FROM ANOTHER — ANY NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AS WELL AS NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AS WELL AS THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE SYRIAN CONFLICT MET TO FORM SOME SYRIAN CONFLICT MET TO FORM SOME KIND OF CONSTITUTION, A KIND OF CONSTITUTION, A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT TO THIS POLITICAL SETTLEMENT TO THIS EIGHT-YEAR LONG WAR. EIGHT-YEAR LONG WAR. WHAT WE’RE SEEING UNFOLD THERE WHAT WE’RE SEEING UNFOLD THERE AT THE TURKEY/SYRIAN BORDER AT THE TURKEY/SYRIAN BORDER CERTAINLY JEOPARDIZING THAT CERTAINLY JEOPARDIZING THAT PROCESS. PROCESS.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRUMP>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PULLOUT MOVE ADMINISTRATION’S PULLOUT MOVE THAT THEY DID. THAT THEY DID. TROOPS FROM NORTHEASTERN SYRIA TROOPS FROM NORTHEASTERN SYRIA WERE PULLED OUT AND SOME TROOPS WERE PULLED OUT AND SOME TROOPS HAVE REMAINED IN THE AREA, WE’RE HAVE REMAINED IN THE AREA, WE’RE TOLD, TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE OIL TOLD, TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE OIL FIELDS. FIELDS. IT’S PROMPTED A LOT OF CONCERNS IT’S PROMPTED A LOT OF CONCERNS BACK HOME AND IN THAT REGION. BACK HOME AND IN THAT REGION. WHAT MORE ARE WE HEARING ABOUT WHAT MORE ARE WE HEARING ABOUT THAT? THAT?>>Reporter: YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT.>>Reporter: YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING THE PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT HE WAS WITHDRAWING ANNOUNCEMENT HE WAS WITHDRAWING TROOPS FROM THE BORDER AREAS. TROOPS FROM THE BORDER AREAS. FOLLOWING THAT ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWING THAT ANNOUNCEMENT THERE WAS WHAT WAS PERCEIVED TO THERE WAS WHAT WAS PERCEIVED TO BE A REMARKABLE FLIP-FLOP THAT BE A REMARKABLE FLIP-FLOP THAT THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCING, THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCING, YES, IT WAS WITHDRAWING FROM THE YES, IT WAS WITHDRAWING FROM THE BORDER AREAS BUT GOING TO KEEP BORDER AREAS BUT GOING TO KEEP GUARDING SYRIAN OIL FIELDS THAT GUARDING SYRIAN OIL FIELDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING GUARDED BY ARE CURRENTLY BEING GUARDED BY THE U.S. AND BY THE KURDISH THE U.S. AND BY THE KURDISH FORCES. FORCES. WE SAW ADDITIONAL ASSETS, U.S. WE SAW ADDITIONAL ASSETS, U.S. MILITARY ASSETS, MOVED INTO THE MILITARY ASSETS, MOVED INTO THE REGION TO THAT EFFECT. REGION TO THAT EFFECT. AT THE TIME THE U.S. MILITARY AT THE TIME THE U.S. MILITARY WAS SAYING THE PURPOSE OF THOSE WAS SAYING THE PURPOSE OF THOSE ASSETS, THE PURPOSE OF ASSETS, THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING THE MILITARY PRESENCE CONTINUING THE MILITARY PRESENCE AROUND THE OIL FIELD WAS TO AROUND THE OIL FIELD WAS TO PROTECT THOSE OIL FIELDS AGAINST PROTECT THOSE OIL FIELDS AGAINST ISIS. ISIS. YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT A BIG YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT A BIG FACTOR IN THE RISE OF ISIS IS FACTOR IN THE RISE OF ISIS IS THE FACT THAT ISIS WAS ABLE TO THE FACT THAT ISIS WAS ABLE TO SEIZE THOSE OIL FIELDS AND IT SEIZE THOSE OIL FIELDS AND IT WAS A VERY LUCRATIVE ARRANGEMENT WAS A VERY LUCRATIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR ISIS. FOR ISIS. THAT’S HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO THAT’S HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO FUND THEIR OPERATIONS. FUND THEIR OPERATIONS. THE KURDS AND AMERICANS GOING IN THE KURDS AND AMERICANS GOING IN AND PUSHING THEM OUT OF THOSE AND PUSHING THEM OUT OF THOSE AREAS. AREAS. THE U.S. MAKING IT CLEAR IT THE U.S. MAKING IT CLEAR IT WANTS TO MAINTAIN THAT. WANTS TO MAINTAIN THAT. BUT IT ALSO TRIGGERED A BUT IT ALSO TRIGGERED A CONTROVERSY BECAUSE OF WHAT CONTROVERSY BECAUSE OF WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID. HE ESSENTIALLY SAID, QUOTE, HE ESSENTIALLY SAID, QUOTE, THEY’RE KEEPING THE OIL. THEY’RE KEEPING THE OIL. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND IN THE INTERNATIONAL AND IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ARE SORT OF WONDERING, COMMUNITY ARE SORT OF WONDERING, WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY WE’RE WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY WE’RE KEEPING THE OIL? KEEPING THE OIL? WE HEARD FROM MARK ESPER, THE WE HEARD FROM MARK ESPER, THE DEFENSE SECRETARY, EARLIER IN DEFENSE SECRETARY, EARLIER IN THE WEEK TALK A BIT ABOUT THAT. THE WEEK TALK A BIT ABOUT THAT. HE WAS ASKED BY A JOURNALIST IF HE WAS ASKED BY A JOURNALIST IF THE FORCES — THE ADDITIONAL THE FORCES — THE ADDITIONAL U.S. FORCES DEDICATED TO THOSE U.S. FORCES DEDICATED TO THOSE OIL FIELDS WERE MEANT TO DETER OIL FIELDS WERE MEANT TO DETER SYRIA AND RUSSIA — RUSSIA, AND SYRIA AND RUSSIA — RUSSIA, AND ESPER RESPONDED SAYING, YES, ESPER RESPONDED SAYING, YES, THEY WERE MEANT TO DETER SYRIA THEY WERE MEANT TO DETER SYRIA AND RUSSIA. AND RUSSIA. IT WAS MEANT TO SEEP A SOURCE OF IT WAS MEANT TO SEEP A SOURCE OF REVENUE GOING FOR THE KURDS TO REVENUE GOING FOR THE KURDS TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO COMBAT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO COMBAT ISIS. ISIS. THERE WAS AN OUTCRY IN THE THERE WAS AN OUTCRY IN THE UNITED STATES THIS WOULD UNITED STATES THIS WOULD VIOLATE, ESPECIALLY IF THE U.S. VIOLATE, ESPECIALLY IF THE U.S. WAS KEEPING THE OIL FIELDS, ANY WAS KEEPING THE OIL FIELDS, ANY NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS. AGREEMENTS.>>ERIN McLAUGHLIN THERE ALONG>>ERIN McLAUGHLIN THERE ALONG THE TURKISH/SYRIAN BORDER WHERE

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  1. TRUMP NEVER WANTED ANY MUSLIMS HERE IN AMERICA BECAUSE OF HIS RACIST WAYS & NOW HE'S TRYIN' TO USE THAT AS AN EXCUSE TO SO-CALLED BRING OUR SOLDIER'S HOME WHEN ALL HE DID WAS SHIFT THEM TO THE SAUDI'S WHO AT LEAST PUT MONEY IN HIS POCKET!!💯😈🆗🇺🇸✌😎

  2. Doesn’t General Dynamics pays NBC’s salaries? Of course, the MSM loves to promote war. These journalists are blood thirsty and only manipulate facts

  3. God bless you President Trump for destroying Syria. The Syrians distribute heroin from Kerala, the world's largest narcotraffiker, through Europe and into the USA via France and the Netherlands, driving our girls into addiction and prostitution.

  4. Funny to see how the rest of the world is so dependent on USA's order. USA leaves, chaos ensues. We are looking at WW3 beginning.

  5. – Erdgoan called Trump on the 6th Oct to inform him that the vast majority of Turkish parliament (conservatives, liberals and centrists) had approved and is pushing for a full scale military campaign against all PKK affiliated groups that are within 30km of the Turkish border (and is expected to happen very soon). In the call they stated that they will be careful not to get too close to American soldiers but cannot guarantee they won't.

    – During the last 4 decades, Turkey has lost over 40,000 civilians to PKK and YPG terrorist bombings. The PKK is recognized by the US and its allies as a terrorist organization. And admittedly in congregational hearings, many defense secretaries and military officials testified that the YPG is a branch of the PKK and takes orders from them, and have been re-branded as the SDF to help the US fight ISIS, in exchange for their help they would be granted rule of all captured territories. So Trump was advised to avoid this type of confrontation as it is meaningless for the US. Risking war with the 2nd largest army in NATO (threatening the future of NATO as a union) would be a very foolish move considering that the YPG are essentially a terrorist organization.

    – This same scenario happened with the Free Syrian Army (the Arabs who revolted against Assad), which the US funded and then later abandoned in 2016 (for the Russians to pick off). Trump's decision did not incentivize Turkey to move in. It was planned for over a year, and Turkey had already conducted a similar campaign last Year in Afrin, another YPG controlled territory. We did not see any outrage back then. And also in Iraq in 2017 when the Iraqi’s invaded Kurdistan in order to stop them from declaring independence. We didn't see any outrage then. It was not mainstream enough to trigger large-scale media coverage.

    – The Rojava's military wings (YPG) have also been condemned internationally for violating multiple human rights. These include: Bombing villages with Zero military value. Forced recruiting of Syrian Villagers. Forced Recruiting of Children. Torturing forced recruits who desert the YPG. And also stealing homes and shops from Syrians and claiming them for the YPG. These accusations have been made by the UN, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

    – The Turkish assault has ended now following a Trilateral deal with the US and Russia. And up until today, over 100,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled back into the safe zone under the supervision of the UN. According to the UN Security Council, the Turkish assault has wielded minimal civilian casualties compared to almost every other military campaign conducted by NATO. Currently stands at 125.

  6. stop killer Erdogan
    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/senior-isis-commander-alleges-turkey-president-ordered-2014-attack-on-kobane

  7. Turkey are American allies .Why you people think turkey did nothing for so many years when Isis was in control . Now all of a sudden it's a problem . When Isis is no more in control . Lol

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