“We began return the US troops to their homeland, moving to the next stage of the campaign,” — said in a written statement distributed by her, dedicated to the American operation in Syria.
In turn, Reuters reported that the US intends to withdraw troops from Syria in the period from 60 to 100 days, and the state Department staff evacuated from the country within 24 hours.
According to Sanders,” five years ago the Islamic state terrorist group was a powerful and dangerous force in the middle East.” “Now the United States defeated the territorial Chaliphate” IS, says the official representative of the American leader. Washington launched a military operation against ISIS in Iraq in June 2014 and in Syria in September 2014.
However,” these victories do not signal the end of the global coalition led by the US or its campaign “in Iraq and Syria, Sanders stressed.
“The United States and its allies are ready to act again at all levels to protect American interests when necessary. We will continue to work to deprive radical Islamic terrorists of territory, funding, support and any means of overcoming our borders,” the White house press Secretary warned.
In Syria there were until recently about 2 thousand American soldiers, in Iraq-about 5.2 thousand.
Earlier, the American President in his Twitter said that the United States defeated the “Islamic state”. The fight against insurgent IS was “the only reason for the stay of our troops there,” — said Trump. The fact that he ordered the withdrawal of the contingent was not mentioned by the President.