For Country Caucus Statement on Situation in Syria

October 13, 2019
Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The For Country Caucus releases the following statement:

“The Turkish offensive in Northeast Syria is an national security and humanitarian disaster. Innocent people trapped near the border are being killed, our relationship with the Kurds is being destroyed, and ISIS detainees are escaping to return to the battlefield. We call on the Administration to take steps to end Turkey’s aggression and immediately stop the removal of US troops from Syria. We should not retreat and abandon our Kurdish allies, who fought and died by our sides the last 8 years.”

The For Country Caucus is a bipartisan Congressional Caucus of 19 veterans who are dedicated to working together to moving America forward by finding areas of consensus and compromise. The caucus is chaired by Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE) and  Jimmy Panetta (D-CA). Vice Chairs are Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and  Michael Waltz (R-FL).