"The American plan to divide Syria, promoting religious and ethnographic disputes, has failed. Moreover, the voices, condemning illegal US deployment in Syria, are increasingly loud. The presence of American forces in our country hindered political resolution and the advances of the Syrian Army. Americans were helping *Daesh terrorists", the Syrian MP told Sputnik.
"The US' withdrawal of forces is a true victory for the Syrian government and its allies: Russia and Iran. Now, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will cooperate with government forces, because Washington will no longer help them. The SDF is looking for allies to counter Turkish aggression. Nobody wants a repeat of events in Afrin, where 800,000 people were displaced", the lawmaker added.
Additionally, Libyan politician Abdullah Asamnah told Sputnik that Washington has decided to withdraw its forces from Syria for two reasons.
"Firstly, Americans wanted it. Simple people want more emphasis on internal problems, not on the external ones. Many people were killed and injured in Afghanistan and Iraq. People fear to go through these horrors again. Secondly, Washington has become more loyal to the Syrian president. He's now sure that, with Russian help, Bashar al-Assad will be able to deal with the terrorist forces left in the country", he noted.
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* Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia
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