US-Led Coalition: Syria Troop Withdrawal Has Begun

Posted on January 11, 2019 10:31 am
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The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, its spokesman said on Friday, affirming the start of a pullout that has been clouded by mixed messages from US officials.

President Donald Trump announced last month the decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops who have deployed to Syria in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia, which have spearheaded the fight against the IS group.

The coalition “has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria. Out of concern for