After pulling out its troops from Syria, the US may continue to act in the region through its allies, including “unofficial and questionable ones”, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s (upper house of parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev stated, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out the US forces from Syria.

On his page in Facebook, the senator wrote that US’ statements concerning the pullout of troops from Syria “are an inevitable step after previous claims about the defeat” of the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia).

“According to logic, if the enemy is defeated, then who will the US fight against? Or they would have to confirm that [they are fighting against] the legal Syrian government, which was supposed implicitly since the very beginning?” Kosachev wrote.

The Russian senator added that Trump was facing “two domestic challenges in the US”, one of which “demands the US to mind its own business more and stop warring for the interests of others,” while another urges the US “not to give Syria away to [Bashar] al-Assad and the “bad” Russia, as this may be seen as a defeat of the US.”

“This is why the decision may be double-sided – to pull out the Americans, but to keep acting through allies, including unofficial and questionable ones. I do not rule out that they will actually perform this showy gesture with the pullout of US troops. But whether this will change anything in Syria’s political and military situation – that’s the big question,” the senator concluded.

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Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that the US started to pull out its troops from Syria. US President Donald Trump stated on Twitter that the United States have defeated ISIS (IS, the Islamic State terrorist group, outlawed in Russia – TASS) in Syria, which is the only reason for the US troops being there.

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The only US allies of significance that have serious impact on Syria are the Israelis and the Turks., both who don’t talk to each other. The Turks play a good game with a poor economic hand playing off the USA against Russia while also negotiating with China while, I might add, Turkey supporting Uighur terrorists against the last! The Israelis now having Russians as border guards in the Israeli-Syrian border have to either, resort to air power against the Syrians and their al Quds ally through air power while risking the Syrians testing out their Russian S-300s, or using submarines… Read more »

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I don’t see Turkey as a US ally. In fact the US was involved in the coup against the Turkish government and has been waging war against Ankara by using the PKK/YPG.
And Israël these days is looking much towards Moscow.

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@willyvandamme, it was a self coup that was used like Reichstagsbrand.

Nobody was using PKK to wage war against Ankara. The Sultanate suppresses the minorities and forcibly tries to Turkify them. YPG is not even present in Turkey. And Ankara’s claims are nothing but a justification for the planed Irredentist land grab in Syria and Iraq.

Sure the Sultanate is an US ally and received military aid and economic concessions ever since it joined the NATO.