Unic Press UK: Speaking in [the capital city of the Republic of Chad] N’Djamena, during a press conference Sunday with the Chadian President Idriss Déby, the French president Emmanuel Macron decried Washington’s decision to withdraw the U.S. troops from Syria.
Macron said: “An ally should be dependable… I very deeply regret the decision…,” the France 24 news agency reported.
It was on Wednesday, the 19th December 2018, that the U.S. president Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops. He said: “It’s time for our troops to come back home. Our boys, our young women, our men — they’re all coming back, and they’re coming back now.” He also tweeted; “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there…”
The U.S. troops arrived in Syria on October 2015 without an invitation of the Syrian government.
As of the date Washington decided to disengage its troops, there were circa 2,000 U.S. troops in eastern Syria advising/assisting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the U.S. war against terrorist ISIS.
Apart from collaborating with the SDF, the United States also provides support for the YPG/PKK – a group designated as a terrorist organization by many countries.
Recently the Turkish government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to carry out a military operation in northeastern Syria to dislodge/destroy elements of the YPG/PKK – a heavily armed terror group being supported by the U.S. government