The US may continue to have a military presence in Syria after the withdrawal of troops, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News circulated on Monday.

“Where will they pull out to? Who will replace them? Who will they leave the arms to? When they pull out, their presence will likely not end, it will continue in some way,” Peskov said.

“All these questions are on the agenda, the presidents are talking about them. The general attitude is the same, there is no reason for optimism, and uncertainty is troubling. And this situation is not helping the crisis in Syria and hope for a solution at all,” the spokesman emphasized.

On December 19, 2018, US President Donald Trump said that the United States had defeated ISIS (Islamic State, a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in Syria, which was the only reason for the US troops being there, so all US troops would be pulled out of Syria.

According to US officials, the US would withdraw its entire force of 2,000 service members from Syria within 60 to 100 days.

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That’s the Trump way, it’s very difficult to read his game…

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Karel Vd Geest

Likely Russia is correct. US said it will not leave al tanf. Congress does not want to leave the north. As a deal between SDF and Assad has been ruled out by Asad and continuing aid from US is dependent on SDF sticking with US, it is likely US, and allies will leave some 1,500 SOF behind with some kind of aircover . Assad overplayed his hand and will now lose the north. In two decades there will be another KRG, but not as corrupt and not as divided, so stronger. Turkey has cut itself off from arab lands. They… Read more »