October 18, 2019 / 5:21 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. ground troops will not enforce Syria so-called safe zone: defense secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper addresses reporters during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the so-called safe zone in northern Syria and the United States “is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria.”

“No U.S. ground forces will participate in the enforcement of the safe zone, however we will remain in communication with both Turkey and the SDF,” (Syrian Democratic Forces) Esper told reporters.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; editing by Grant McCool

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