16 Oct 2019 12:16

Damascus, Russian command working on safe withdrawal of foreign troops from northeastern Syria

HMEIMIM. Oct 16 (Interfax) - United States troops are leaving northeastern Syria, and Damascus and the Russian military command are taking all necessary steps to ensure their safe departure, head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Alexei Bakin said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

"Armed units of the United States of America continue to evacuate northeastern parts of the Syrian Arab Republic. U.S. servicemen have left their bases in Dadat and Umm Miyal in the Manbij district of the Aleppo province for the Syrian-Iraqi border," Bakin said.

He called on the "population of the areas formerly controlled the U.S. contingent and its partners from the international coalition not to be aggressive toward servicemen of the Western states and their allies."

"The authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian command are taking all necessary measures to ensure the safe passage of foreign servicemen, to prevent inter-ethnic clashes and other armed conflicts in the areas being regained by the Syrian government, to liquidate the terrorist threat, and to help restore peace to the fullest extent," Bakin said.