US withdraws more forces from Syria amid growing chaos

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Monday 14 October 2019 | 0:16 AM Damascus Time

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  • US withdraws more forces from Syria amid growing chaos

    BALADI NEWS

    The U.S. on Sunday withdrew its forces from military observation post south of Ayn Al-Arab in northern Syria, according to security sources. 

    The U.S. started to withdraw from Ayn Al-Arab, also known as Kobani, at 15:00 p.m. local time [1200GMT].

    Earlier, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that the U.S. is preparing to evacuate about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria.

    The decision came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would pull back its forces from the Syrian border after a telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Turkey on Wednesday launched Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorist elements and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.

    Source: Anadolu Agency. 

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