Since Trump abruptly ended his pact with the Kurds, the US presence in the country’s north-east has been stuck in a quagmire

American battle trucks stuck in the mud, besieged by angry Kurdish villagers, and the Russian army trying to mediate their escape. After more than five years fighting Isis in northern Syria, it wasn’t supposed to end like this.

But for US military officials, the scene near the city of Qamishli was a stark reminder of the incongruous end to the war against the terror group and partnership with the ally that had helped them prevail.

This video shows the chaos &shooting at a Syrian checkpoint after an American army convoy arrived in a village near Qamishli.In vid, you can see Syrian armed men firing at US vehicles but not clear if U.S. soldiers opened fire earlier. Also visible is Russian vehicle.@akhbar pic.twitter.com/7ZPIsvFd16

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