US military withdraws some equipment from Syria
The US military has begun moving some equipment out of Syria, following Donald Trump’s decision back in December to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.
An unnamed US defense official told AFP on Thursday that he confirmed removing military equipment from Syria. “For security reasons,” however, he declined to provide additional information.
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But there is no indication of a timetable for the removal of the troops.
Pompeo blamed the previous administration for the rise of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria and praised the Trump administration’s actions across the region.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
The US and its allies invaded the Arab nation in 2014 under the pretext of fighting Daesh. Airstrikes by the US and its allies across the Arab country have claimed the lives of over 3,300 civilians, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which is based in London.