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US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

An American military official says the US-led military coalition has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria.

 

Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the US-coalition fighting the Islamic State group, says the US started "the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria."

 

In a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Friday, he declined to discuss specific timelines or locations or troops movements out
of concern for operational security.

 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict in Syria through a network of activists on the ground, said the withdrawal began Thursday night. It said a convoy of about 10 armored vehicles, in addition to some trucks, pulled out from Syria's northeastern town of Rmeilan into Iraq.

 

The US has around 2,000 troops in Syria.

 


פרסום ראשון: 01.11.19, 12:15