U.S. Troops Being Leaving Syria
First reported by Foxnews.com
- Military officials say U.S. troops have begun withdrawing from Syria.
- No official timeline for the withdrawal has been given for security reasons, but a convoy of armored vehicles was seen leaving the Syrian city of Rmeilan on Thursday night.
- The White House decision to pull out of Syria was a controversial one that led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis. About 2,000 U.S. troops had been stationed in Syria.
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The U.S.-led military coalition in started the process of withdrawing troops from the embattled region, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News on Friday.
The U.S. started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” said Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State.
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We have deleted a tweet that said the U.S.-led military coalition has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria. The process has begun with the withdrawal of equipment, but no troops have left yet. A corrected tweet is upcoming.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 11, 2019
It begins —> People “in Syria’s northeastern province of Hassakeh reported the departure of around 10 armored vehicles from a military base in the town of Rmelan late Thursday.” Via @leloveluck https://t.co/eSaB4e0s8W
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) January 11, 2019
U.S. military has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, initiating a drawdown that has blindsided allies https://t.co/BsDcsde10l
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 11, 2019
The Pentagon announced this morning that US military forces in Syria have “begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria. Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troops movements.”
— NPR (@NPR) January 11, 2019