U.S. official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started
|CTVnews 11 Jan 2019 at 01:33|
BAGHDAD -- An American military official says the U.S.-led military coalition has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria.
Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-coalition fighting the Islamic State group, says the U.S. started "the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria."
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict in Syria through a network of activists on the ground, said the withdrawal began Thursday night. It said a convoy of about 10 armoured vehicles, in addition to some trucks, pulled out from Syria s northeastern town of Rmeilan into Iraq.