Control Over US-Held Syrian Lands Should Be Given to Syrian Gov’t – Moscow

Control Over US-Held Syrian Lands Should Be Given to Syrian Gov't - Moscow
Control Over US-Held Syrian Lands Should Be Given to Syrian Gov’t – Moscow

Following Washington’s troops pull-out from Syria, control over US-held Syrian territories should be given to Syrian government, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

“The question emerges — who will receive control over the US-held Syrian territories? Obviously, in accordance with international law and taking into consideration what Syria and its people have been through, it should be the Syrian government. However, at present, we have no data on any contact between Washington and Damascus on this matter”, Zakharova said.

The spokeswoman’s remark comes after on December 19, US President Donal Trump announced victory over the Daesh*, adding that the fight against terrorist group was the only reason for the US to remain in Syria. After this announcement, the White House said the US would withdraw all troops from Syria within 60 to 100 days

However, the US-led coalition continues to launch airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria, in a campaign that was neither approved by the UN nor the Syrian government.

Source: News Agencies