US Defense Secretary Esper: All US troops withdrawing from Syria are expected to move to Iraq


 

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters during a briefing in Virginia on October 11, 2019. REUTERS / Eren Scott

He said there were about 1,000.

ABBAS (Reuters) – All about 1,000 troops pulling out of northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against ISIS fighters and “to help defend,” US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday. Iraq”.

“The US withdrawal is well underway from northeast Syria,” Esber told reporters on his way to the Middle East. “We are talking about weeks, not days,” he said. “The current plan is to relocate those forces in western Iraq.”

Prepared by Ahmed Sobhi Khalifa for the Arab Bulletin

 

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