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World US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

14:20  20 october  2019
14:20  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Exclusive: Turkey Bombs US Special Forces in Syria Attack, Apparently by Mistake A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria. © DELIL SOULEIMAN A US soldier sits atop an armoured vehicle during a demonstration by Syrian Kurds against Turkish threats next to a base for the US-led international coalition on the outskirts of Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 6, 2019. - US forces in Syria started pulling back today from Turkish border areas, opening the way for Ankara's threatened military invasion and heightening fears of a jihadist resurgence.

WASHINGTON — President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops from Syria , bringing a sudden end to a military campaign that largely vanquished the Islamic State but ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran.

Since Turkish forces attacked Kurdish-controlled territory in northeast Syria , almost two thousand refugees The agreement now promises Turkey that those Kurdish forces will withdraw from that area Having destroyed its main military base in northern Syria on Wednesday, the United States has few “Are we so weak and inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States ?

US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria Sunday, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region.

a truck driving down a dirt road: Dozens of US armoured vehicles escorted by helicopters were seen driving through northern Syria© Delil SOULEIMAN Dozens of US armoured vehicles escorted by helicopters were seen driving through northern Syria

An AFP correspondent saw more than 70 US armoured vehicles escorted by helicopters drive past the town of Tal Tamr carrying military equipment.

Some flew the American stars-and-stripes flag as they made their way eastwards along a highway crossing the town, he said.

Turkish-backed forces come ‘very close’ to US troops in Syria, official says

  Turkish-backed forces come ‘very close’ to US troops in Syria, official says Turkish-backed forces came “very close” to U.S. troops in Syria just west of a coalition base in the northern Syrian town of Ain Issa Tuesday — so close that American jets and attack helicopters were called in to disrupt the approaching forces, a U.S official tells Fox News. © Provided by Fox News Network LLCThe Turkish-backed fighters “violated a standing agreement with the U.S. not to get close enough to threaten U.S. troops,” the official said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The US -led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which control northeastern Syria , have not commented on these claims so far. In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced that all U . S . troops will be withdrawn from Syria . The surprise decision led to a backlash from the

The US -led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which control northeastern Syria , have not commented on these claims so far. In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced that all U . S . troops will be withdrawn from Syria . The surprise decision led to a backlash from the

The Syrian Observatory for the Human Rights said the convoy was evacuating the military base of Sarrin.

It appeared to be heading to the town of Hassakeh, further east, said the Britain-based monitor, which relies on sources inside war-torn Syria for its information.

Sarrin "is the largest American military base in the north of the country," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

It is situated on the edges of a planned "safe zone" on the Syrian side of the border that Turkey wants to keep Kurdish forces away from its frontier, he explained.

Sunday's pullout was the fourth such withdrawal of American forces in a week and left Syria's northern provinces of Aleppo and Raqa devoid of US troops, Abdel Rahman said.

The Kurds have been a key ally to Washington in the US-backed fight against Islamic State group jihadists in Syria, but Ankara views them as "terrorists" linked to Kurdish militants on its own soil.

Russian media footage shows the inside of an abandoned US base in Syria, with left-behind food, beds, a football, and a copy of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  Russian media footage shows the inside of an abandoned US base in Syria, with left-behind food, beds, a football, and a copy of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' The footage features a Russian reporter from Anna News touring the base and pointing out items which appear to have been left over by the US army.According to the text below the video Fadel Nasrala, a correspondent at Anna News visited the abandoned US base in Manbij, Syria after the US military left and the Syrian Arab Army took control of the area.

US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw troops from Syria on December 19, which he said were no longer needed there after the This week the Kurds called on Damascus to send the government troops to Manbij, a strategically located city in northern Syria , saying that the

Syrian military sources believe the US will continue to block the Assad government from accessing The U . S . Armed Forces are not withdrawing from the eastern Euphrates River Valley region of Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to enter Raqqa city in northern Syria for the

A week ago, the Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria as Turkish troops advanced into Syrian territory.

Turkey launched a cross-border incursion into Syria on October 9, after Trump said he would pull back US special forces in the Kurdish-held north.

After the violence killed scores from both sides and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes, a US-brokered ceasefire was announced late Thursday.

Turkey has given the Syrian Democratic Forces, the de facto army of the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria, until Tuesday evening to withdraw from a 30-kilometre strip of Syrian land along its southern border.

Both sides accuse each other of violating the truce.

Evidence found of war crimes during Turkish offensive in Syria, says U.S. official .
President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkey's offensive against the Kurds in Syria, and had demanded an explanation from Ankara. © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Amb.

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