Esper: We finished our withdrawal from Syria, we to diminish troops number if Europeans fill void

The US military has completed its military withdrawal from NE, Syria and will keep about 600 troops there, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, suggesting the US military could further reduce its forces provided the Europeans fill the void there.

"The United States has completed its military withdrawal in northeastern Syria, where it has moved its forces to other parts of Syria, where it now has about 600 US troops," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on his return from a NATO summit.

Esper stressed that Washington may diminish the number of troops in Syria as needed if the European allies contribute to the mission in Syria, and pointed out that at the moment will be the number of troops at the level of 600 in the foreseeable future.

"We can see some allies want to contribute their troops," Asper said.

And Esper pointed out that if an allied country decided to send 50 soldiers to Syria over it, I would withdraw 50 American soldiers from Syria.



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