BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces wing has been ordered to redeploy to eastern Syria this week after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his troop withdrawal from the country.
According to a government source, the Tiger Forces were given orders to deploy to the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor province after spending several months at the Abu Dhuhour Airport front in southeastern Idlib.
The Tiger Forces’ mission in eastern Syria is still unknown; however, they could be deploying to this front in order to prevent a Turkish military expansion.
With Turkey’s announcement of a new military operation east of the Euphrates, the Syrian government and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have entered talks to deal with the threat of this invasion.
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that his country’s armed forces would be fully withdrawing from Syria after several years inside the country.
Trump declared that the battle against the Islamic State was finished and the terrorist group had been defeated.