In an action covertly known as 'Operation Peace Spring' in 2019, the Turkish Armed Forces collaborated with the Syrian National Army to invade Northeastern Syria in opposition to the Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Arab Army. After the October 6 removal of U.S. troops by President Trump, combat and ceasefire operations engulfed the region until November 25. From October 9-17. The conflict displaced over 300,000 people and killed over 70, the majority of which were Kurdish. The EU's inaction in this situation disappointed many Europeans.