Serhat TUNAR –TDO- The US announced Wednesday that it would begin withdrawing its some 2,000 troops from Syria at once, with Donald Trump claiming victory over Islamic State and declaring that there was no longer any reason to keep American forces there.
According to Reuters, Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.
“We will continue to act very aggressively against Iran’s efforts to entrench in Syria,” he said in a statement. “We do not intend to reduce our efforts. We will intensify them, and I know that we do so with the full support and backing of the United States.”