Turkey-Syria offensive: Not our border, says Donald Trump

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Media captionPresident Donald Trump exchange with reporter over troops withdrawal

President Donald Trump has said the US should not be intervening in Turkey’s military operation in Syria because it is “not our border”, and called the former US allies the Kurds “no angels”.

The US is facing intense criticism for withdrawing its forces from Syria, which some say gave Turkey the green light to launch a cross-border offensive against Kurdish-led forces.

Mr Trump told reporters at the White House the US is “not a policing agent”.

“It is time for us to go home.”

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to condemn the president’s withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, with both Democrats and Mr Trump’s fellow Republicans approving the measure.