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Implementing orderly withdrawal of US troops from Syria with no arbitrary timeline: Pentagon

The US is implementing an orderly withdrawal of its troops from Syria based on operational conditions on the ground, including talks with its allies, and with no arbitrary timeline, the Pentagon has said. It asserted that it is implementing the withdrawal of forces from northeast Syria within a framework coordinated across the US government. Operation Inherent Resolve is implementing the orderly withdrawal of forces from northeast Syria within a framework coordinated across the US Government. The withdrawal is based on operational conditions on the ground, including conversation with our allies and partners, and is not be subject to an arbitrary timeline, Pentagon spokesman Commander Sean Robertson said Friday. The US will continue to provide support to the coalition s operation in Syria while withdrawing troops in a deliberate and coordinated manner in order to ensure the safety and protection of US forces. The United States currently has some 2,000 troops in Syria. Last month, ...

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