US Starts Withdrawal of Military Hardware from Syria ’for Security Reasons’
Less than a month after US President Donald Trump announced the decision to withdraw roughly 2,000 US troops from Syria, a US military official stated on Friday that the American military had removed some military hardware from Syria amid reports that the withdrawal is under way.
"I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria. For security reasons, I am not going to provide further details at this time", the official was quoted by AFP news agency as saying.
The remarks came after CNN cited a Trump administration official familiar with the situation as saying that "some [US] cargo has already moved" from Syria.
The developments followed a report published by London-based news website Middle East Eye about US National Security Adviser John Bolton's proposal to withdraw American troops from a position near the Iraqi and Jordanian border, which is seen as a bulwark against alleged “Iranian entrenchment” in Syria.
The developments came after US President Donald Trump tweeted that his move to withdraw American troops from Syria was right, and that the US military will be returning home "with victory" over Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL group].
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