WASHINGTON -The US has relocated its military units from the area of a potential Turkish offensive in Northern Syria, but the US military presence in the country remains unchanged. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman stated in a statement released on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, Turkey has chosen unilateral action. To ensure security, we have withdrawn our forces in Northern Syria from the area of a potential Turkish offensive,” the text says. “We have not changed our military presence in Syria.”
“The Ministry is convinced that establishing a security zone in Northern Syria is the best way to maintain stability,” Hoffman said.
The Pentagon spokesman drew particular attention to the fact that, contrary to various reports, US President Donald Trump in recent days consulted with the leadership of the Department on the situation.