Russian Forces Appear to Have Moved Into a Former US Base in Syria

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Published on October 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:25s

Russian Forces Appear to Have Moved Into a Former US Base in Syria

Russian Forces Appear to Have Moved Into a Former US Base in Syria Video posted on social media by a Russian journalist traveling with Russian forces in Syria appears to have been filmed those inside the base located in Manbij.

Oleg Blokhin, Russian journalist, via 'The Washington Post' A pro-Kremlin journalist, Blokhin later released photos depicting whiteboards with a Russian flag, both with Russian and English writing, whose messages referenced President Donald Trump.

The base was abandoned by U.S. forces following the order of U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, issued by Trump last week.

Russian officials in Moscow announced that Russian units are now carrying out patrols in northern Syria.

According to a U.S. official, U.S. troops have indeed withdrawn from the Syrian town of Manbij.

A U.S. military spokesman would not confirm the presence of Russian troops in the town.

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