The United States remains concerned about recent events in the North-East of Syria,” and urged “all parties to focus their efforts to defeat ISIS.
The United States will retain its military presence in Syria, aimed at controlling of GL, said Tuesday U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, reports Rus.Media.
“The U.S. will remain due to the situation and focused on GL’s military presence in Syria,” the Secretary of state said in Kuwait at the Ministerial meeting of member countries of the international coalition in the fight against GL.
Within this presence, continued G. Tillerson, the US “will continue to prepare local security forces of Syria.
“We are also working to ensure that local forces that we are preparing effective, accountable and respect human rights,” said Secretary of state, whose statement was published by the U.S. Department of state.
He called it important that these forces do not pose a threat to nearby settlements or neighboring countries.
G. Tillerson stressed that the United States “remain concerned about the recent events in North-East Syria”, and urged “all parties to focus their efforts on the defeat of GL, de-escalate the situation, the solution of the Syrian conflict and protection of civilians.”
In late January, Turkey launched a military operation in Afrin, Northwest Syria, against the controlling the area of the Syrian Kurds of the democratic Union Party.
The Secretary of state said that “the United States remains the world’s largest donor of humanitarian aid to Syria.
G. Tillerson said that by the end of January the total amount of humanitarian assistance that the US provided Syria since the outbreak of the crisis in this country amounted to about $ 7.7 billion.