Syria, Kurds talk about de­par­ture of US forces

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - News -

Talks are on­go­ing be­tween the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment in Da­m­as­cus and Kur­dish of­fi­cials to reach a deal on how to fill the gap af­ter the with­drawal of U.S. troops from the coun­try, a Syr­ian Kur­dish of­fi­cial said Satur­day.

The of­fi­cial, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause of the talks’ se­crecy, said Syr­ian Kur­dish of­fi­cials have vis­ited Rus­sia, which is a main backer of the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment. He added that Rus­sia backs the talks be­tween the gov­ern­ment and the Kur­dish-led mili­tia.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced in mid-De­cem­ber that the U.S. will with­draw its 2,000 forces.

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