US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops
Saturday, 12 January 2019 () The US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defense officials said Friday amid uncertainty over America's planned exit from the war-battered nation. PresidentDonald Trump last month claimed the Islamic State group had been defeated in Syria and said all US troops were "coming back now."
U.S. commanders planning for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria are recommending that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons. Reuters reports it's a move..