Reports of mass atrocities as Turkey attacks Kurds

The Trump administration is now saying it will pull 1,000 U.S. troops out of northern Syria. CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight" Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error.
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Turkey continues its attacks and new reports of a mass escape by ISIS followers and as the situation unravels, the U.S. Now saying it will pull 1,000 troops out of the region. Let's go right to Ian Pannell in Syria who has the latest. Good morning, Ian. Reporter: Yeah, good morning, robin. We heed to take a look behind me because these are some of the graves of the thousands of young men and women who died fighting alongside U.S. Forces against ISIS and now their comrades out there on the front line say they feel they've been abandoned. This morning, chaos and bloodshed in Syria as president trump orders all remaining U.S. Forces to leave the north of the country. Roughly 1,000 troops gearing up to head to the border. This as a senior U.S. Official tells ABC mass atrocities are being committed against the kurdish people at the hands of turkish-backed militias. Some ISIS prisoners taking advantage of the mayhem reportedly escaping making U.S. Positions ever more vulnerable. Turkish forces hammering U.S.' allies. Some ex-al Qaeda leaving a trail of displacement, destruction and death. ABC news obtaining exclusive footage showing the battle from the Turkish side. These troops fighting with one of the Turkish supported militias. In just a week hundreds reported dead. Around the world condemnation growing as the Turkish militias execute people on the roadside. Among those slain one leading kurdish political leader apparently dragged from her car and shot in the head. This is a war crime if verified. This video obtained by ABC news appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town. This is one of many hospitals that are treating the wounded, mainly civilians who have been caught in the middle of this conflict not of their own choosing. Sara was among them, just 8 years old playing in the street when a Turkish shell landed. Her 13-year-old brother Mohamed killed. The united nations estimates at least 130,000 people have been displaced by the fighting and that number likely to grow. President trump's move to pull out troops condemned by members of his own party. Leaving an ally behind, abandoning people that we, frankly, told that we would be with is disheartening and frankly it's weak. Reporter: A few days ago kurdish commanders gave America an option, either back us in our battle with Turkey or we'll turn to someone else. That's what is happening now. American troops on the way out and Syrian troops backed by Russia rolling in this direction. Now, if they face off against Turkey then president erdogan will have a much bigger battle on his hands than he ever gambled for. Thank you. Amy. Secretary of defense mark

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