Members of several Syrian opposition armed units are ready to lay down their arms and surrender to the Syrian army once US troops and their allies leave the Al-Tanf base in southeastern Syria, the Surya Al-An news portal reporters on Tuesday.

According to the news portal, a large number of militants stationed in a 55-wide area around Al-Tanf have expressed readiness to surrender and make reconciliation agreements with the Syrian authorities.

At the same time, field commanders from the Mahavir as-Saura brigade, trained by US and British instructors, have demanded a safe passage to take their forces to northern Syria. The brigade comprises about 6,000 militants.

The US-led coalition created the Al-Tanf base at the junction of the borders of Syria, Iraq and Jordan in order to fight against the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia).

Troops deployed to the base control a strategically important highway connecting Damascus and Baghdad.

Besides, the United States claims to have used the facility to contain Iran’s influence in the region.

On December 19, US President Donald Trump ordered a full withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

“After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home!” he said.

Washington launched a military operation against the Islamic State group in Iraq in June 2014 and in Syria in September 2014.

More than 2,000 US troops are currently deployed to Syria. According to US officials, the troop pullout will take 60 to 100 days.

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http://tass.com/world/1037850

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Françoise LAGATHU

Too good to be true!
But if it is true, it’s marvellous!!

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USR

It is true. USA officially is pulling out. Everything has been signed and sealed. Those “rebels” don’t have another option…

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Trump ordered them out of Al Tanf months ago so was probably upset and surprised when he heard Russia was moving S-300 closeby and Iranian troops were massing around this supposedly empty of US forces base. Which may have helped him in his hasty ( in the making for 2 years plus ) order to get the F.. out Now.. Enough of the excuses and stories and reasons to stay. Get out Now.. Maybe he has another option to play or he needs the troops elsewhere or … we will know the real reasons soon enough. No matter what, it… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

La brigada de Mahavir as-Saura no debe ser trasladada al norte de Siria, estos mercenarios quieren sumarse a otros terroristas apoyados por Erdogan.
El gobierno Sirio debe exterminarlos o pedir que se rindan sin condiciones entregando sus armas.

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Either the Yanks can take them with them to Iraq and see how Iraq views them or they can start walking and see how far they get .. What was US training them for , against Assad , another area for de stabilisation or because they are lonely and need friends .

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Weldon Cheek

There should be no more convoys to idlib! Just go back on your word assad,no one will care! Only the dead headchoppers! If you dont destroy them now you will regret it in future! These are now u.s. forces without the badge,they can kill and murder wherever they want and it will be victory to the u.s. every time.