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Reaction?to?Trumps?Decision?to?Withdraw?US?Forces?from?Syria

特朗普突然撤军叙利亚震惊各方

Syrian?Kurdish?allies?of?the?United?States?are?worried?about?President?Donald?Trump's?decisionto?withdraw?all?U.S.?military?forces?from?Syria.
The?Kurdish?Syrian?Democratic?Forces?(SDF)?said?in?a?statement?Thursday?that?a?U.S.?withdrawal?could?give?Islamic?State?(IS)?militants?a?chance?to?regroup.?It?noted?that?Turkeyhas?threatened?to?launch?an?offensive?against?Kurdish?forces?east?of?the?Euphrates?River.
Trump?announced?the?unexpected?withdrawal?--?first?in?a?statement?and?later?in?a?videomessage?--?on?Twitter?Wednesday.
"We?have?won?against?(IS),?we've?beaten?them?and?we've?beaten?them?badly,"?he?said,?adding"now?it's?time?for?our?troops?to?come?back?home."
U.S.?lawmakers?reacted?with?surprise?to?the?president's?decision?to?immediately?beginwithdrawing?all?U.S.?troops?in?Syria.
Rhode?Island?Senator?Jack?Reed?told?reporters?the?Trump?administration?is?abandoning?theKurds?to?a?"bloody?conflict?with?Turkey."?Reed,?a?member?of?the?Democratic?Party,?called?thedecision?a?"betrayal."
South?Carolina?Senator?Lindsey?Graham?said?the?decision?was?a?"disaster?in?the?making."?Graham?belongs?to?the?Republican?Party?and?is?usually?a?Trump?supporter.
France?and?Britain?expressed?concern?about?the?U.S.?announcement.?The?two?countries?areimportant?members?of?the?60-member,?anti-IS?alliance.
A?British?government?statement?released?Wednesday?noted?that?"much?remains?to?be?doneand?we?must?not?lose?sight?of?the?threat...(IS)?remains?a?threat."
France's?European?Affairs?minister?said?that?"the?fight?against?terrorism?is?not?over."
In?Moscow,?Russian?President?Vladimir?Putin?welcomed?the?U.S.?decision.?At?his?yearly?pressconference?on?Thursday,?Putin?said?he?agreed?with?Trump.?He?added?that?the?United?States"has?done?the?right?thing."
The?administration?and?the?U.S.?Defense?Department?have?yet?to?explain?how?the?nearly2,000?American?soldiers?in?Syria?would?be?safely?removed.
Defense?Secretary?James?Mattis?and?other?U.S?officials?have?been?calling?for?American?troops?tostay?in?Syria?to?completely?destroy?Islamic?State?forces.?The?group?still?controls?a?few?smallareas?of?Syrian?territory.
Earlier?this?week,?Turkish?President?Recep?Tayyip?Erdogan?said?he?had?won?"concessions"?duringa?long?telephone?call?with?Trump.?Erdogan?said?they?talked?about?a?Turkish?offensive?againstthe?Kurds.
Some?Middle?East?experts?have?strongly?criticized?the?president's?decision.
Charles?Lister?at?Washington's?Middle?East?Institute?called?the?move?a?"dream?scenario"?for?IS,?Russia,?Iran?and?Syrian?President?Bashar?al-Assad.
Richard?Haas?is?president?of?the?Council?on?Foreign?Relations.?He?said?it?is?"morally?wrong"?toleave?the?Syrian?Kurds?to?face?Turkey?alone.
The?Syrian?civil?war?began?in?2011.?It?has?left?nearly?500,000?dead?and?millions?homeless.?In2014,?Islamic?State?militants?seized?control?of?several?parts?of?Syria.?While?IS?forces?aremostly?destroyed,?they?still?hold?territory?in?northeastern?Syria.
I'm?Jonathan?Evans.

1.come back 返回

I begged him to?come back?to England with me.
我恳求他和我一起回英格兰。

2.press conference?新闻发布会

The opposition parties called a?press conference?to denounce the actions of the police.
各反对党召开新闻发布会,公开抨击了警方的行为。

?内战

The years of?civil war?have dehumanized all of us.

连年内战剥夺了我们所有人的人性。

4.Military forces?军队

Military forces?in Korea, China, Japan, and Russia are on high alert.

韩国,中国,日本和俄罗斯的军队对此高度警惕。

5.The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement Thursday that a U.S. withdrawal could give Islamic State (IS) militants a chance to regroup.

give?a chance to?给予...机会

I didn't?give?him?a chance to?say a word.

我没有给他说话的机会。
Give me a chance to?prove that I can do the work.
给我个机会来证明我能做这份工作。

6.A British government statement released Wednesday noted that "much remains to be done and we must not?lose sight of?the threat...(IS) remains a threat."

lose sight of?忽略;看不到

It is all too easy to?lose sight of?what is happening on our own doorstep.

我们很容易无视身边之事。
We couldn't?lose sight of?mass entertainment.
我们不能忽略大众娱乐。


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