US Withdraws 400 Marines From Syria

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US Withdraws 400 Marines From Syria

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On November 30, the US-led coalition announced in an official statement that the 1st Battalion of the US Marine 10th Regiment has been ordered to withdraw from Syria. The 1st battalion includes 400 US marines armed with M777 howitzers. It was first to deploy in Syria on September 15 to support the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance on the city of Raqqa, according to the US-led coalition statement.

The US-led coalition director of operations Brigade General Jonathan Braga said in the statement that the withdrawal of the US Marines “is a sign of real progress in the region”. However, Brig. Gen. Braga stressed that the US-led coalition will continue supporting its “partners” even after the defeat of ISIS.

“We’re drawing down combat forces where it makes sense, but still continuing our efforts to help Syrian and Iraqi partners maintain security. Our remaining forces will continue to work by, with, and through partner forces to defeat remaining ISIS, prevent a re-emergence of ISIS, and set conditions for international governments and NGOs to help local citizens recover from the horrors of ISIS’ short-lived rule,” Brig. Gen. Braga said according to the US-led coalition statement.

The US Department of Defense (DOD) revealed in a report last week that there are 1,720 US troops in Syria. US Army officials had claimed before that there were only 500 US troops in Syria.

The US-led coalition will withdraw even more of its troops from Syria once ISIS is defeated. However, the coalition will likely leave some units of the US Special Operation Forces to keep pressuring the Damascus government and Russia.

The chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev said on November 29, that the US plans on staying in Syria after the collapse of ISIS and establish a new local governance, apart from the al-Assad government, in northern Syria according to the Washington Post newspaper. Bondarev’s forecast will likely become a reality in the upcoming months.

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  • EL ZORRO

    “The 1st battalion includes 400 US marines armed with M777 howitzers. It was first to deploy in Syria on September 15 to support the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance on the city of Raqqa, according to the US-led coalition statement”…TRANSLATION…The 1st battalion of 400 US marines WITHDRAWS FROM SYRIA leaving all their weapons to their INTERNATIONAL MERCENARY TERRORIST.

    • MeMadMax

      Ehhh, no.

      They might leave small arms but most certainly not the howitzers and supporting equipment….

      • Turbofan

        I dont put anything beyond these folks..

    • John Whitehot

      where exactly did you read they leave their weapons behind?

      it’s an artillery batallion anyway.

      • bcbingram

        I agree, Just more click bait.

      • Turbofan

        Yeah because they will just come out and say they are leaving their weapons behind…

      • alejoeisabel

        The US marines did a military exercise in the Dominican Republic just before they overthrew Aristides in Haiti. The left their weapon with the Dominican Army which in turn gave them to Haitian mercenaries. Its a form of giving military aid as well without Congressional approval.

      • Floyd Hazzard

        That’s exactly how they armed ISIS, giving arms to the Sunni section of the Iraqi army that they just kept deserting and leaving for ISIS to pickup. All they do is stockpile in the right place at the right time.

        • BMWA1

          I think Iraqi units were used in precisely this way, but is far less likely that US troops would do same, there are political vulnerabilities that might arise.

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        • John Whitehot

          as another user pointed out – it’s ARTILLERY, not small arms.

          you can’t possibly leave it to militants without training, technical support and several other costly and complicate things.

          The Iraqi army is an army, here there is no army.

          trolls should go fuck with some other concept because here even retards can see that it’s all bullshit and wishful thinking.

          • คงศักดิ์ วงศ์ชูศรี

            Us did in south Vietnam, Iraq and will do it again in Syria usualy they are shameless unautority and violate international by to go inside Syria .

          • John Whitehot

            South Vietnam and Irak had armies that could employ and support artillery. In Sirya, the only army present is unfriendly to the US.

          • PZIVJ

            Looks like SDF will be left with only mortars.
            The M777 unit was probably only a battery with support for a fire base.
            It’s good news to see them leave Syria. Are they leaving through Turkey to make a political statement ? :)

      • EL ZORRO

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAH, I see you are another one who get their “news” from the CIA mockingbird MSM and comedians.

        • John Whitehot

          yawn yawn, zzz zzz.

      • คงศักดิ์ วงศ์ชูศรี

        They will do, bad guy always thing bad.

        • John Whitehot

          yea but this isn’t thinking bad, it isn’t thinking at all.

    • Turbofan

      Possible…

    • dutchnational

      Hope, but doubt, that you are right.

  • antonveckor

    The Syrian Arab Baathist Army will triumpth !
    https://theuglytruth.wordpr… holywar.org
    Reporting the truth: smoloko.com purestream-media.com syriatruths.com informationclearinghouse.info
    electronicintifada.net http://www.12160.info
    to fight and resist the evil zionists ZOG ,the evil zionists rothschild’s evil israHell and and the evil house of saud crypto-jews in saudi arabia wahhabia who do nothing but damage ( who’s king in the late 1960’s addressed all the UN and arab countries requested them to recognize and accept israHell as a country) and their allies’s control/occupation of governments and the arab land of palestine and its neighbouring arab countries, to fight and resist those zionists is to fight to remove them from governments and economic power without removing them out of these office from these positions and freezing their USD currency assets monopoly dominanting global markets and trades( the 1 dollar bill has shapes of the stars of david ) wars instigated by zionists bankers on sovereignt independent states and and against their territory’s integrity will continue and the zionists’s scheme to establish a one global government control could be all set .

    they must be removed from these positons (by us who are fighting them and only by us ) in order to get international peace progress prosperity and a good better and more positive dialogue between all countries and their peoples who their own peoples will lead and decide what to do by and for themselves. manage what their internal and foreign affairs to other countries and people’s would be and not led by some private zionists’s monopoly organisation who wages wars on whoever they want and on behalf of whoever they control and whoever bans rothschild influence and rothschild’s-controlled banks into their country!

    should such a future international peace progress proccess dialoge between countires is to be then israHell turkey saudi arabia eritrea/ethiopia and pkk-rojava-peshmerga-kurdistan could be excluded because of their evil role of their tyranny and the logic of them even not being officialy recognised as countries (or maybe even by then they would already cease to exist before that) but rather occupiers of stolen lands by wars of aggression who occupy arab Palestine land and other neighbouring arab countries’s lands and their natural resources assets illegally from wars of aggression like e.g. Yemen and Somalia afghanistan with daesh and AQAP muslim-brotherhood-extremists and taliban and other plots of the the mossadistic so called “alliance of periphery” with their puppet collaborators alCIAda and MI6 .

    all of Western Sahara and its people will be freed from the corrupt dynasty government of morocco’s illegal occupation which has a long history of collaborating with the zionists’s mossad and will be a recognised country by all nations ( hassan II and the mossad were behind Mehdi Ben Barka’s dissapperance / kidnap / assassination !

    Birobidzhan isn’t enough for the evil zionists’s obssesion of world domination conquest . .
    History wasn’t written in ink , history was written in blood

    • bcbingram

      Using “codewords” like IsraHell, how/who does that help ?

  • Dawn of Svarog

    As usual, empire of lies making fools of everyone on number of deployed – withdraw troops… most likely they will take out 200 (2-3%) troops and leave heavy weapons behind..

  • dutchnational

    The artillery unit was there to support the assault on Raqqah. Once done they should return. At the same time, Thomas van Linge reports another US convoy passing through Tel Abyad. Seems like the number of convoys is increasing.

    • BMWA1

      Evacuation of terrorists.

  • RichardD

    There is already a Jew world government east of the river playing musical chairs. The challenge is how to get rid of it and replace it with the restoration of Syrian government administration east of the river in areas where it’s not currently operational. Fighting Isis and the SDF at the same time on the eastern front was an option that the Syrian government coalition rejected. Once Isis is finished off, there will be more resources available on the eastern front to contain and begin dismantling Israelistan east of the river. As well as finish clearing contained pockets in the west.

    The Turks attacking the SDF in the west ought to give everybody a heads up that military action against the SDF is on the table.

    • bcbingram

      Well Rich, sounds like you know of what you speak. It is becoming difficult to separate the sheep from the goats so just supporting Assad will be my middle course.
      I pray the blood letting stops.

  • bcbingram

    Trump promised we would leave Syria after the defeat of ISIS !
    I applaud this action

    • Ed Ashton

      Sorry. How have they been defeated?

  • That Guy

    Russia should arm Syria and Iran to teeth and leave the theater. After that, Syria and Iran should start attacking the SDF relentlessly with the excuse of self defence. Turkey should try to help a little as well.

    • Ronald

      You seem to have forgotten that Syria has been a long standing ally . The American government needs to remember that .

      • That Guy

        You mean during the gulf war ?

        • Ronald

          Actually the more traditional ally for more than 30 years . The “gulf war” did not involve Syria , the US invaded Iraq only.

  • Rob

    Israel, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, SDF, YPG and all other terrorist groups are run by America. They attacked Syria not for entertainment but for holding Syrian precious land. It produces oil and gas which is economy in the world market.

  • FlorianGeyer

    If the US Marine artillery detachment is indeed going home , it suggests that there will not be any serious effort by the US to clear the large column of ISIS thugs that miraculously escaped US attack as they drove in a long column to the large ISIS controlled area East of the Euphrates and adjacent to the Iraqi border.

  • Thegr8rambino

    thats better than nothing but not enough!!

  • And where they sending them? …. Africa!?

  • Rodger

    Ok, now send them to the Hague for war crimes. Doing some soldiering in a country you’re not invited in and not at war with is very naughty.

    • John Whitehot

      then send there those who are responsible for the servicemen being in Syria.

      • Rodger

        That would be nice.

  • Tommy Jensen

    We only want to help Syrian civilians and refugees and protect peace and freedom.
    After five years of bombing Syria and feeding ISIS, we can just be friends with the Syrian people as we today are with the Vietnamese people.
    We Americans have no hard feelings against you guys.

  • nshah

    just smuggled a few nuke from NK, (and don’t bother on Russia.. they love israhell) and threatened the u ass you’ll nuke and flattened isisrahell.. that will do the trick..! And don’t forget to nuked that turds too.. problem solved..!

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    USA instigate hatred between Sunnis and Shias.The only rogue state which survives from war.

  • VGA

    Good riddings.

  • Bryce Hopkins

    Why the UN allows the US to have troops in Syria proper is disgusting. Who invited them? Nobody