U.S. proxies in the garrison of al-Tanaf and the 55km de-escalation zone around it are seeking an evacuation agreement that would allow them to withdraw to the opposition-held areas in northern Syria once US troops leave the country, the RT TV reported on December 22.
Citing Syrian activists, the TV network said that the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army’s leader, Muhannad Tala, is hoping that the coalition will help his group strike a deal with Damascus before it withdraws from the al-Tanaf base.
“The international [US-led] coalition withdrawal from al-Tanaf and the 55km zone will put Free Syrian Army [FSA] factions in these areas in a direct confrontation with regime forces and Iranian militias,” Tala warned on December 21.
The Revolutionary Commando Army’s leader confirmed that the coalition had informed him that they will withdraw from al-Tanaf soon as a part of U.S. President Donald Trump decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria.
The U.S. decision has apparently led to a state of panic among the remaining militants in al-Tanaf, who know that they will not last for more than a few days if the coalition withdraws. Facing this situation, pro-opposition blogs, like Hammurabi’s Justice News, began spreading propaganda to raise the morale of the militants.