BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A Pentagon spokesperson told the Saudi-based Asharq Al-Aswat publication on Sunday that the U.S. military is preparing to withdraw from Syria, adding that it will not be done in an arbitrary fashion.

Speaking to Asharq Al-Aswat this week, the Pentagon official Sean Robertson told the publication that the U.S. military is still committed to fighting and defeating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in Syria.

Robertson said that while the U.S. troops are indeed preparing to withdraw from Syria, no personnel have actually left the war-torn country.

“We will confirm that there has been no redeployment of military personnel from Syria to date,” Robertson said.

Over the weekend, the U.S. military confirmed that they were withdrawing some of their equipment from Syria; however, they also denied any troops being redeployed.

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