Trump declares 'big success' in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey
Deirdre Shesgreen and David Jackson, USA TODAYPublished 6:59 a.m. ET Oct. 23, 2019 | Updated 3:32 p.m. ET Oct. 23, 2019
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lifted sanctions on Turkey Wednesday and declared a "big success" in Syria, saying Turkish officials had agreed to permanently end their military attack on Syrian Kurdish forces.
Trump's move came even as his own envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, condemned Turkey's short but brutal military assault as deeply disruptive and said Turkish forces may have committed war crimes in its attack on the Kurds.
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