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Dozens Of U.S. Servicemembers Withdrew From Northeast Syria: SANA


Dozens Of U.S. Servicemembers Withdrew From Northeast Syria: SANA

A convoy of US forces armored vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of U.S. service members have withdrawn from northeast Syria to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on October 10.

According to the state-run news agency, 100 U.S. troops carried in armored vehicles left the region to Kurdistan through the Semalka border crossing in the morning. The troops withdrew in two batches.

Later, a third batch consisting of ten U.S. officers and “foreign experts” withdrew from a key U.S. base near the northeastern city of Rmelan. The troops also headed towards the Kurdistan Region.

Around 1,000 U.S. troops are reportedly deployed in northeast Syria. Earlier this month, U.S. forces withdrew from the border strep with Turkey. The step allowed the Turkish military and its proxies to launch Operation Peace Spring on October 9.

The pullback didn’t affect the number of U.S. forces deployed in Syria, as the troops were redeployed in the southern part of the country’s northeastern region.

The SANA’s report has not been confirmed by the Pentagon or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which control most of northeast Syria, so far. However, the U.S. may indeed lower the number of its troops in Syria

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  • RusskiiTroll54

    How long before a surprising ISIS re-appearance and the well famous “There is still an ISIS threat so we are staying for longer” ?
    C’mon we all know how it works.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      ISIS new name is the Syrian national army, the Turkeys have cobbled together like the Zionist model SLA of the pimp Saad Haddad.

  • verner

    and trump is right ordering them out since why the f..ck are they there in the first place – finally some sense in the white house, who would have thought it – trump.

    • Jens Holm

      Its well descriebed, why they came. You are born with no memorycard-

      • Mike

        Shut up you Danish simpleton.

      • Bob

        It is an illegal US/NATO occupation – under UN International Law. Period.

    • J Ramirez

      Just like every other country they invade, ( Natural resources ) Us is not the land of the free ! It’s home to all thieves!

  • Kemal Büyük

    Yankee GO HOME. Enough bloodshet with your blood sucking zionist controlled pathethic coward army consisted of sub-human negros and miserable tattooed healthcare seeking retards.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    who would have thought it would take a turkish invasion to force US out of syria hahahha

  • J Ramirez

    Why only dozens? Why not a full withdraw and they can take all their ISIS buddies back to the states and train them for the next mission! The whole world knows this one failed! Big bad US stopped dead in their tracks by a few Russians stepping in to defend Syria’s Freedom!