Syria demands immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-21 02:44:54|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday demanded the "immediate and unconditional withdrawal" of U.S. forces from Syria, according to the state news agency SANA.

In a statement, the ministry condemned what it called the "hostile practices" of the U.S. forces in northeastern Syria.

It accused the U.S. forces of "systematic theft" of oil and agriculture resources in northern Syrian in addition to bringing in military reinforcement to that part of the country.

The outgoing administration of former President Donald Trump has destabilized the region and supported separatist movements in a bid to divide Syria and prevent reaching a political solution through supporting the "terrorist groups," the ministry charged.

The ministry, meanwhile, called on the international community to condemn the U.S. moves and occupation of Syrian territories and denounce the "coercive and unilateral" sanctions imposed on Syria.

It's worth noting that the U.S. forces have several positions in areas controlled by the Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria.

The Syrian government has repeatedly called for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces, slamming the U.S. claims that its forces are present in Syria to fight terrorist groups. Enditem