The USA intend to leave the Syrian military contingent
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the United States will retain its military presence in Syria. He said this at the Ministerial meeting of member countries of the international coalition to combat “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Kuwait.
“The U.S. will remain due to the situation and focused on the IG’s military presence in Syria. We are also working to ensure that local forces that we are preparing, effective, accountable and respects human rights,” said Mr. Tillerson (quoted by “Interfax”).
Also the foreign Minister of the United States urged all parties to focus “on defeating ISIS, a de-escalation of the situation, the solution of the Syrian conflict and protection of civilians.”
Russia’s military operation in Syria lasted from September 2015. 22 December 2017, the head of the Russian Ministry of defense Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. Last week Sergei Lavrov gave an interview to TV channel “Russia 1”, where he spoke about the negotiations with Washington on Syria.