Led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun

1 2018 Turkish and U.S. troops conduct joint patrols around the Syrian town of Manbij as part of an agreement that aimed to ease tensions between the two NATO allies

The U.S. -led coalition in Syria is beginning to remove troops from Syria.

In this photo from December 30, 2018, a line of USA military vehicles are seen at a checkpoint in northern Syria.

His tour is aimed at urging regional allies to continue to confront the "significant threats" posed by Iran and Islamic jihadists despite Trump's shock decision last month to pull all 2 000 American troops from Syria.

The U.S. -led military coalition has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, a U.S. defense official confirmed Friday.

President Trump shocked nearly everyone - from Congress and the Pentagon, to America's allies and enemies around the world - when he announced the pullout, arguing that the United States was "getting nothing" from its involvement in the country. He said the US will not discuss a specific timeline, locations or troop movements out of concern for operational security. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government considers the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria to be a terrorist organization linked to Kurdish separatist groups within Turkey.

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They also did not say what part of Syria it came from, though it is expected the drawdown would begin in the country's north. He spoke before the announcement on the US withdrawal and did not address it.

Turkey's top military commanders were on the Turkish-Syrian border to inspect troops that have been massing there in preparation for an operation against the YPG, as America's Kurdish allies in Syria are known, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

The White House may not have yet publicly altered its criteria for withdrawal, but certainly something has changed.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back on reports the administration was contradicting itself Thursday on a trip to Cairo, Egypt, saying "there's no contradiction whatsoever". On Thursday, Pompeo declared that the U.S.is a "force for good" in the Middle East.

A US military official spoke Friday of the withdrawal process, but declined to comment on specific timetables or movements. Washington is also facing criticism in Turkey for sending conflicting messages on its Syria policy. Russia, the Syrian government's most vital ally, would be happy to see the USA pull out entirely of the war-torn country, where it has military bases and a significant troop presence. "We remain committed to the complete dismantling of ISIS - the ISIS threat - and the ongoing fight against radical Islamism in all of its forms", he said.

Bolton's comments angered Erdogan, who abruptly canceled a planned meeting earlier this week.

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