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Mazloum Abdi, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces speaks to reporters near the northeastern Syrian Hassakeh province on Thursday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday. Sergei Chirikov/AP hide caption

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vice President Pence meet Thursday at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, for talks on the Kurds and Syria. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Grandfather Issam kisses his grandson Rayan goodbye before the 4-year-old left to enter Iraq. Issam did not have papers to cross. "Separation has killed the people. It's destroyed a generation. War is without a purpose," Issam said, crying. Cecilia Uddén hide caption

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A photo taken from Turkey's Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising after Turkish armed forces hit targets in Ras al-Ain, a town east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, on Monday. Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian government troops on Monday moved into towns in northern Syrian formerly controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish militants. That sets up a potential clash with Turkish forces. Baderkhan Ahmad/AP hide caption

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Turkey-backed Syrian fighters sit atop an armored personnel carrier in the southwestern neighborhoods of the border Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Sunday. The U.S. plans to evacuate its troops from northern Syria amid the Turkish offensive. Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrians bury Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed while battling Turkish forces in the town of Qamishli on Saturday. Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses on. Baderkhan Ahmad/AP hide caption

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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on Friday amid Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Says U.S. Troop Position In Syria Came Under Fire From Turkish Incursion

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces on Wednesday. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian National Army forces are dispatched to the Manbij front line near Aleppo ahead of Turkey's planned operation in northern Syria, on Tuesday. Bekir Kasim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's plan for the Turkish-Syrian border contradicts recommendations from top officials in the Pentagon and the State Department. In this 2017 photo, a U.S. officer from the coalition against ISIS speaks with a fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units at the site of Turkish airstrikes near the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump Envoy: Syria Withdrawal Is 'Haphazard' And 'Almost Unprecedented'

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