The US Army retired general, Jack Keane, warned of a military invasion of Syria by Syria that could lead to the escape of the allied American Kurds and leave thousands of IS prisoners unguarded.
Keane told Martha MacCallum on Tuesday in "The Story" the situation has "developed" since President Trump announced a withdrawal of troops from Syria, which critics said could lead to regional instability.
"It is evolving [and] It is unfortunate that we are not clearly addressing  Erdogan and Dr. Regime on a military invasion of Syria – and especially against the Kurds, who are evidently our partners in the defeat
"Erdogan will undoubtedly be told that the US will impose severe sanctions on him"
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Keane said that Congress as well as NATO are watching Turkey closely if they move into this part of northern Syria, noting that a "general condemnation" will occur.
He predicted that the US, British and French forces would move out in the region so as not to get caught. A conflict in which the Kurds – whom he said held thousands of ISIS members captive – have to flee and protect their families.
Keane called this situation a "recipe for disaster."
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On Monday, Trump vigorously defended his decision to pull US forces out of northern Syria before Turkey entered the region should invade, even as his Republican allies in the Senate and House vehemently criticized the move.
In his first public comments since the withdrawal of troops on Monday morning, Trump said he understood the concerns of his Republicans, but added that it was time to fulfill his election pledge to send the troops home.
"We want to bring our troops home and I was chosen for it," Trump said during a press conference on Monday. "I fully understand both sides, but I promised to bring our troops home."
Andrew O & # 39; Reilly of Fox News contributed to this report at .