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Assad: Resistance Will Force US Troops Out of Syria
By Staff, Agencies
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the American presence in Syria will lead to armed resistance that will eventually force the US troops to leave.
Assad’s remarks came during an interview with Russia24 TV and Rossiya Segodnya news agency that was broadcast on Friday.
He said the Americans should remember the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and that “Syria will not be an exception.”
US officials claimed this week that Washington will leave about 600 troops in Syria under the pretext of fighting Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group].
Trump’s decision last month to withdraw the bulk of roughly 1,000 American troops from Syria drew bipartisan condemnation.
It came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Trump earlier he intended to carry out an operation to clear the Turkey-Syria border of Syrian Kurdish fighters.
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