Eyewitnesses Say US Troops Remain in Syrian City of Manbij, Continue Patrol

© REUTERS / Rodi SaidPeople gesture at a US military vehicle in Amuda province, northern Syria
People gesture at a US military vehicle in Amuda province, northern Syria - Sputnik International
ALEPPO (Sputnik) - US servicemen have not left the north-eastern Syrian city of Manbij, and they continue patrolling its streets, eyewitnesses told Sputnik, providing a video proving their claims.

On the video, shot on Sunday morning, one can see a column of four military cars with US flags patrolling Manbij's Jisr As-Sarb street.

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"They were coming from Al-Ayoun district located near the positions of the Turkey-backed Syrian opposition," an eyewitness said.

He added that the US military was also conducting foot patrol of Manbij's streets and markets, and they were escorted by scores of Syrian Democratic Forces' militants.

Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Sputnik that it would not be easy to solve the problem of the illegal presence of US troops in Syria, stressing that time would show what the announcement of withdrawal actually results in.

March 7, 2017 frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows fighters from the Syrian Democratic forces standing near US military vehicles on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria - Sputnik International
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Recently US President Donald Trump announced that the US forces would be pulled out from Syria since the Daesh* terrorist group had been defeated there. According to US officials, the pull-out of the US troops, with their number exceeding 2,000, will take from 60 to 100 days.

*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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