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Bipartisan house majority condemns Trump for Syria withdrawal

Washington • The House on Wednesday delivered a bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces just inside Syria’s border, registering broad opposition in Congress to a move that has thrown the region into bloody chaos and unraveled Middle East policy.

Republicans and Democrats banded together to approve a resolution opposing Trump’s acquiescence to the Turkish assault against the Kurds, who have been crucial American allies in the fight against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The measure passed, 354-60, not long before a bipartisan group of congressional leaders was slated to meet with Trump to discuss the incursion, and hours before Vice President Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, were to travel to Ankara to call for a cease-fire in a battle the president appears to have greenlit.