Civilians pelt US army vehicles with potatoes in Syria
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Syria: Civilians pelt US army vehicles with potatoes in Qamishli

US troops have been bombarded with potatoes by civilians angry at their pullout from the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in north-east Syria.

Residents pelted armoured vehicles as troops left in line with Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw US forces from the area. The president's move is seen as having cleared the way for Turkish and pro-Turkish forces to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria which they regard as terrorists.

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  • 21 Oct 2019
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