DOHUK, IRAQ: United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela fringe crossing in the northern area of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday.
Reuters video pictures demonstrated defensively covered vehicles conveying troops into Iraq, some portion of the US withdrawal from Syria. A Reuters cameraman saw in excess of 100 vehicles crossing.
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An Iraqi Kurdish security source additionally revealed to Reuters that US troops had crossed into the semi-self-governing Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Around 30 trailers and Hummers conveying heavier obligation gear crossed, with troops in vehicles getting through, the source included. A subsequent security source in Mosul likewise said US troops had crossed into Iraq from Sahela.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that the majority of the about 1,000 soldiers pulling back from northern Syria are relied upon to move to western Iraq to proceed with the crusade against Islamic State aggressors and “to help guard Iraq”.
On Thursday, Turkey concurred in chats with US Vice President Mike Pence to a five-day delay in a hostile into northeastern Syria to enable time for the Kurdish warriors to pull back from a “sheltered zone” Ankara expects to build up close to its outskirt with Syria.
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The détente likewise planned to facilitate an emergency activated by President Donald Trump’s unexpected choice this month to pull back each of the 1,000 US troops from northern Syria, a move censured in Washington and somewhere else as a selling out of faithful Kurdish partners who had battled for quite a long time nearby US troops against the aggressor IS gathering.
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