U.S. military leaders ’embarrassed’ by Trump’s Syria plan, Kurdish commander says

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By Richard Engel and Kennett Werner

KOBANE, Syria — American military leaders are “constantly apologizing” for President Donald Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan, according to the commander who oversees a force of 65,000 U.S.-backed fighters that’s battling the Islamic State.

“It was a joint war, but they left us in the middle of the road,” said Gen. Mazlum Kobane, who is in charge of the coalition of militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.

U.S. troops and Kurdish-led fighters were “brothers in arms” as partners on the ground in the war against ISIS in Syria, he added.

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