US to withdraw from Syria by end of April: WSJ

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US to withdraw from Syria by end of April: WSJ

The United States military is preparing to withdraw its forces from Syria by the end of April while a significant portion of them will be out by the middle of next month.

This has been revealed by Wall Street Journal in a report while citing current and former US officials.

According to reports, the withdrawal included a pull-out from the US military base at Tanf, near the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordan.

Earlier, President Donald Trump announced in December he was pulling all 2,000 US troops out of Syria, saying the battle against Islamic State there was almost won.

Meanwhile, a Turkish official said the United States had not signaled to Ankara a date when the US withdrawal from Syria would be completed.