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US forces withdraws from observation posts

The first part of the forces has left the observation post south of Ayn al-Arab at 12.00GMT.
14.10.2019 - 09:15

The US on Sunday withdrew its forces from military observation post south of Ayn Al-Arab in northern Syria, according to security sources.

THE WITHDRAWAL CAME AFTER US SECRETARY'S REMARKS

The US started to withdraw from Ayn Al-Arab, also known as Kobani, at 15.00 p.m. local time [1200GMT].

Earlier, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that the US is preparing to evacuate about 1,000 US troops from northern Syria.

The decision came a week after US President Donald Trump announced that the US would pull back its forces from the Syrian border after a telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.