The US military has announced that the order to pull the American forces out of Syria has been signed, after the US and Turkish presidents agreed on subsequent measures.
President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced on Wednesday that the US would be pulling all its 2,000 forces out of Syria. He also claimed victory over the Daesh Takfiri terror outfit in the war-torn state.
“The execute order for Syria has been signed,” a US military spokesperson told AFP when asked about the pullout order, without elaborating.
The news came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had spoken with Trump by phone on Sunday and “agreed to ensure coordination between their countries’ military, diplomatic and other officials.”
Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that he and Erdogan had “discussed (Daesh), our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area.”
Ankara welcomed Washington’s decision to…