US to pull last troops from northern Syria

first_imgThe remarkable turn of events was setin motion a week ago when US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw around50 special operation forces from two outposts in northern Syria, a step widelyseen as paving the way for Turkey to launch its week-long incursion againstKurdish militia in the region.  WASHINGTON – The United States (US)said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syriain the face of an expanding Turkish offensive while Syria’s army struck a dealwith Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey.  Turkey aims to neutralize the KurdishYPG militia, the main element of Washington’s Kurdish-led Syrian DemocraticForces, which has been a key US ally in dismantling the jihadist “caliphate,”set up by Islamic State militants in Syria.(Reuters)center_img Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen on a military vehicle in the town of Tal Abyad, Syria on Oct. 13. REUTERS/KHALIL ASHAWIlast_img