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The latest: Putin welcomes US decision to leave Syria

FILE – In this file shot dated 28 March 2018, a member of the Kurdish security forces holds their weapons during a patrol in Manbij, northern Syria. US President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday, 19 December 2018, to withdraw US troops from Syria has rallied against Washington's Kurdish allies, the most trusted partner in Syria, and among the most effective ground forces fighting the Islamic state. (AP Photo / Hussein Malla, FILE) BEIRUT – The latest on the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria (all the time locally): 13.00 President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the US decision to withdraw his forces from Syria. Tuesday at its annual press conference, Putin said he agrees with US President Donald Trump, who said Wednesday that defeat by the Islamic state group eliminates the need for US military presence in the country. Putin confirmed long-standing Russian argument that the US presence in Syria is illegal, as it has not been appreciated by the UN Security Council or approved by the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government. Putin added that "if the United States decided to withdraw its quota, it did the right thing." Russia is an important alliance in Assad and its military intervention that began in 2015 made the war of time to his advantage. 19659005] The Russian leader says it remains to be seen if the United States is doing its intention and notes that Washington's repeated promises end its 17-year presence in Afghanistan. ___ 11:45 A US-backed group in Syria…

The latest on the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria (all the time locally):

13.00

President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the US decision to withdraw his forces from Syria.

Tuesday at its annual press conference, Putin said he agrees with US President Donald Trump, who said Wednesday that defeat by the Islamic state group eliminates the need for US military presence in the country.

Putin confirmed long-standing Russian argument that the US presence in Syria is illegal, as it has not been appreciated by the UN Security Council or approved by the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Putin added that “if the United States decided to withdraw its quota, it did the right thing.”

Russia is an important alliance in Assad and its military intervention that began in 2015 made the war of time to his advantage. 19659005] The Russian leader says it remains to be seen if the United States is doing its intention and notes that Washington’s repeated promises end its 17-year presence in Afghanistan.

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11:45

A US-backed group in Syria has rejected President Donald Trump’s assertion that the Islamic state has been defeated saying that the withdrawal of US troops would lead to the reconstruction of an extremist group.

The group called Syria’s democratic forces states in a statement that an early American troop draft would have dangerous consequences and a destabilizing effect on the region.

It is said Thursday that “the war against the Islamic state has not ceased and the group has not been defeated.” It was the group’s first response to Trump’s surprise communication Wednesday that he would withdraw all US forces from Syria.

The decision has violated Washington’s Kurdish allies, the most trusted partner in Syria, and among the most effective ground forces fighting against the IS Group.

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11.00

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria has fought against Washington’s Kurdish allies, which is its most trusted partner in Syria and among the most effective land forces fighting the Islamic state [19659005] Kurds in northern Syria said that managers and warriors met tonight and discussed their response to Wednesday’s surprise.

Arin Sheikmos, a Kurdish journalist and commentator, says “we are all entitled to be afraid”.

] The move is generally seen as a forgiveness of a loyal ally, one that may urge Turkey to launch a new offensive against the Kurds or run the Kurds to a new Alli Syrian parliamentary director, Peter Marjana, said Thursday that a US excerpt would be one “recognition as Syria has won”.

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