Skip to comments.U.S. Equipment, but Not Troops, Begins Exiting Syria in Chaotic Withdrawal
Posted on 01/12/2019 10:25:59 AM PST by Navy Patriot
The American military has started withdrawing some equipment, but not yet troops, from Syria as part of President Trumps order to wind down that battleground against the Islamic State, two Defense Department officials said on Friday amid continuing confusion over plans to disengage from one of the Middle Easts most complex conflicts.
The officials said the number of American troops might actually increase slightly in Syria, to help protect the final process of pulling out an operation that is still expected to take at least four to six months to complete.
There are currently about 2,000 troops mostly Army soldiers and Marines in northeast Syria or in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to oust the remaining pockets of Islamic State fighters and secure newly-liberated areas from their return. A vaguely worded statement from the American military headquarters in Baghdad, which is overseeing the fight against the Islamic State, said the withdrawal process from Syria had begun.
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You beat me to it.
Tru,p was brilliant in announcing an end before the democrat House started demanding one. He put the usual suspects in the position of demanding we stay.
LOL- if ayatollah obama had withdrawn troops they would be held over heels
Chaotic? What cra**.
2000 troops, 6 months = about 12/day. Doesn’t sound like chaos to me
You'll notice that it's from the Slimes Chaos Desk, so ...
I’d be willing to pay for shipping certain equipment to myself, if they are going to leave it behind?
Same morons who played down Benghazi.
No Terrorist attacks using "found" US equipment.
Well, Christopher Stevens was able to smuggle a two-by-four past Libyan border guards on his way out.
I wonder if they described Obama’s exit from Iraq as chaotic.Bet not.
Øbozo just left the equipment there for ISIS to use.
Along with the equipment and funding he sent directly to them.
Well, stupid...if they move the troops out first, then WHO - pray tell - is going to move the damned equipment? Hummmmmm?
In their eagerness to reuse their “adjective de jour” (Chaotic)”, the media didn’t think this one through..
“Sorry, journalistas...”Mayflower” doesn’t service Syria.
We should get everyone and everything out. No reason to be there. Let the Russians deal with ISIS.
How would four little pixies from the New Yawk Slimes who never leave the office know the withdrawal from Syria is “chaotic”? Direct line to the Barack Hussein Obama US Army LGBT BS and Underwater Mess Kit repair platoon?
No way does it take 6 months to withdraw 2000 troops and related equipment.
When you’re still in battle of course it does!
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