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The US withdrew all of its troops from the Syrian city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobane), located in the north-east of the country near the border with Turkey, TASS reported referring to Al Arabiya.

Rear Admiral William Byrne, the vice director of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that most of the US forces had left the Kobane area. 

Earlier, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said the US is launching the withdrawal of about a thousand troops from northern Syria due to Turkey’s military operation in the region. On October 16, US-led international coalition forces completely eliminated their military base in the Kobane region, 150 km from Aleppo, and also left the cities of Raqqa and Tabqah in the northeast.

Esper said on October 28 that the US intended to deploy additional ground mechanized forces to northern Syria to protect oil fields from militants of the ISIS.

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