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U.S. military announces start of Syria troop withdrawal

Jan 11, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

The U.S. military said Friday that it has begun withdrawing from Syria, initiating a drawdown that has blindsided allies and is likely to spark a scramble for control of the areas that American troops will leave.

U.S. forces have "begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," read a statement from the U.S.-led coalition. "Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troop movements."

Defense Department officials said t...