Syria de­mands pull­out of all US, Turk­ish forces

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Tributes Services Announceme­nts -

Syria’s top diplo­mat de­manded Satur­day the im­me­di­ate with­drawal of Amer­i­can and Turk­ish forces from the coun­try and said his govern­ment re­serves the right to de­fend its ter­ri­tory in any way nec­es­sary if they re­main.

“The United States and Turkey main­tain an il­le­gal mil­i­tary pres­ence in north­ern Syria,” For­eign Min­is­ter Walid al-Moallem told the U.N. Gen­eral Assem­bly.

There are around 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria on a mis­sion to com­bat Is­lamic State group mil­i­tants. The United States also backs and sup­ports Kur­dish groups in the north­east.

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