The White House has specified plans to maintain a limited contingent of military personnel in Syria. After the withdrawal of the main part of the troops, several hundred American peacekeepers may remain in the country.
After the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria in the country will be a small group of soldiers. This, according to FREE NEWS, said White House spokesman Sarah Sanders.
“For some time in Syria will remain a small peacekeeping contingent of about 200 people,” she said. The exact place of deployment and the duration of their deployment is unknown.
Reuters sources in the US administration claim that the decision to retain a group of soldiers in Syria was worked out against the background of criticism of the US President for the complete withdrawal of soldiers from the conflict zone. “This is a clear indication to our allies and members of the coalition that we will remain there in some sense,” the source said.
One of the source of Reuters told that according to the original plans of the soldiers can be left in North-Eastern Syria, and part — on the basis of Al-Tanf. However, these plans may change, he added.
On December 19, the US President Donald Trump announced the decision to withdraw 2,000 the US troops from Syria within a maximum of 100 days. He explained this by the military defeat of the main part of the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”.
In early February, the Pentagon prepared a report, which said that the IS can win back the position in Syria, if the group will not be under constant pressure. The withdrawal of the US troops from Syria could lead to the fact that the successful counter-attack of the IS will allow them to return a significant part of the lost territories in six months or a year, the Ministry suggested.