1/28/2019, 11:18 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Additional 600 US soldiers to secure Syria withdrawal

Over 600 additional United States troops arrived in northern Syria to assist already deployed soldiers in the withdrawal from the Middle-Eastern country, Anadolu Agency reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources. Temporary reinforcements should be positioned in airbases in the north of the country, which are expected to become key points for the future military evacuation.

The plan to pull out American troops from the war-torn country was first announced in late December and the portion of its military hardware and personnel was already withdrawn. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed the American troops will continue their fight against the militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), despite ongoing plans for the complete reduction of its military presence.

Ankara earlier said that the planned military operation against Kurdish fighters in Syria, which are currently allied with the US, was not dependent on the announced pullout from the eastern bank of Euphrates and that it will establish a safe zone along the Syrian-Turkish border.

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