October 23, 2019 / 6:51 AM / a month ago

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled

MOSCOW, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments to Russian news agencies. He complained that it appeared that the United States was encouraging the Kurds to stay close to the Syrian border and fight the Turkish army. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Anton Kolodyazhnyy Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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