According to the al-Mayadeen news channel, the Russian and Syrian armies have called on the United States to withdraw their troops from Syria, troops that “only support terrorists in Syria”.
The Chiefs of Defence of Syria and Russia have also requested permission from the relevant Syrian officials, the United Nations and the Red Crescent to enter the Rukban camp. This is the first time that the Allied Chiefs of Defence have called on American forces to leave Syria in general and Deir ez-Zor in particular. On Monday, the United States admitted to losing a soldier in northern Syria in a “non-military” operation, a version questioned by local sources who point to growing tensions between Syrians and Western Forces throughout the occupied territory of Syria. In Deir ez-Zor, sources close to armed terrorists report anti-American and anti-FDS protests that have been mobilizing tribes in the province for several days.
In stating that Daech was fought in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on December 19 his decision to withdraw his troops from that country. Following this announcement, James Mattis, his Secretary of Defense, and Brett McGuir, his representative in the alleged anti-Daech coalition, resigned from their positions.
Since then, contradictory information on the presence of US forces has been disseminated. The United States has not yet implemented its decision. This is despite Damascus’ repeated demands to Washington to end its military presence in Syria. The United States has redoubled its efforts in recent weeks with the strict objective of compromising the restoration of a strategic road linking Iran to Syria, a road that crosses Iraqi territory. It is in this sense that the terrorist activities attributed to Daech have multiplied on the axis linking Homs to Palmyra. The Syrian army and its allies in the Resistance, holding the bulk of their troops on this axis. “At this rate, a direct military confrontation with the Americans cannot be ruled out, especially since the United States has just deployed a large fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean, a fleet designed to counter Russia and Iran,” notes international affairs analyst Hadi Mohamadi.