Turkish troops amass along border as Syria chaos grows

Turkish troops are building up along the Syrian border ahead of a possible attack on Kurdish troops after President Trump pulled U.S. troops from the area.
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uncertainty grows in Syria. Turkish troops are building up along the border ahead of a possible attack on kurdish troops after president trump pulled U.S. Troops from that Ian Pannell is there in Turkey, has the latest for us. Good morning, Ian. Reporter: Yeah, good morning, robin. That's right. America's kurdish allies are now bracing for an imminent attack by Turkey which is, of course, also a key American ally. This now region is on the brink of war after president trump's shocking decision to pull American troops out of the border area and, therefore, opening it up to attack. Overnight Turkish forces seen moving into position as they prepare for an all-out assault against Syrian kurdish fighters they regard as terrorists but the kurds are a key American ally in the fight against ISIS, despite threats and warnings, Turkish generals are prepared to attack. The buildup comes after president trump pulled U.S. Troops out of the border area allowing Turkey to follow through on its threat to invade and occupy this part of Syria. The area's home to hundreds of thousands of civilians who have taken to the streets to protest the U.S. Withdrawal. There's been a swift and strong backlash to the president's move even within his own party where some have called it a betrayal, but president trump claims America isn't abandoning the curd. We've told Turkey -- I spoke with president erdogan of Turkey and said you got to treat them good. Got to take care of ISIS. Reporter: Senior military leadership were very involved in the decision to pull out U.S. Troops. ABC news was on the ground in the battle against ISIS. They are the foot soldiers. Reporter: We met this man on the front lines. The kurdish commander leading a band of soldiers with no body armor, tanks or humvees. She was killed in battle that night. Just 1 of 11,000 kurds who paid the ultimate price defending their homeland and protecting America and Europe from ISIS. A lot of controversy because, of

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