Pentagon says that US withdraws some of its military equipment from Syria

Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 11, 2019, 2:20:56 PM wire INTERNATIONALMILITARY International Coalition in Syria and Iraq

 

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On Friday, a Pentagon official said that the United States began withdrawing some of its military equipment from Syria, without specifying a time to end it.

The Anadolu Turkish agency quoted the official as saying that they started withdrawing some of their equipment from Syria. The official refused to talk about details of the size of the equipment and their places.

The spokesman for the International Coalition in Syria and Iraq, Sean Ryan, said that the US withdrawal from Syria started by a deliberate process.

Ryan did not clarify whether the withdrawal includes only US troops in the International Coalition. Ryan also refused to give details about the sites, from which the US troops will withdraw for security reasons, according to the Agence France Presse.

CNN quoted an informed official with the withdrawal in the US administration as saying that they withdrew military equipment from Syria. However, the official did not mention the nature of the equipment, where it was or where it was transferred, and whether it was transported by vehicles or aircraft.

On Thursday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US would withdraw its troops from Syria despite Turkish threats to launch a military operation. Turkey said that its military operation east of the Euphrates is not linked to the US withdrawal.

About two weeks ago, the US and Turkish presidents discussed the US' decision to withdraw from Syria and fight the Islamic State, in conjunction with Turkey's announcement to launch a military operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units east of the Euphrates River.

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Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 11, 2019, 2:20:56 PM wire INTERNATIONALMILITARY International Coalition in Syria and Iraq
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