The terrorist attack in Syria’s Manbij killed 20 people, including 5 US soldiers, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding he believes the attack won’t make US President Donald Trump to cancel the withdrawal of troops.
Speaking on live TV amid a visit of the Croatian president to Turkey, Erdogan said that the Wednesday suicide attack in Kurdish-controlled Manbij was directed at Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.
LIVE — Erdoğan: Recent information shows 5 American soldiers have been killed in the Daesh attack [in Syria's Manbij], with total death toll at 20
— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) January 16, 2019
#BREAKING – Turkey's Erdogan says he doesn't believe Trump will lie down in face of attack in Manbij, Syria, as this would be victory for Daesh
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) January 16, 2019