US Coalition: Forces have left Syrian cities of Raqqa, Tabqah, Lafarge factory

A sign indicating the beginning of the northern Syrian province of Raqqa is pictured on October 16, 2019 as Syrian regime forces (unseen) deployed there at the Tabqah air base. (AFP)

The US-led coalition said on Wednesday that its forces had left the Syrian cities of Tabqah and Raqqa as well as a Lafarge cement factory as part of the withdrawal from northeast Syria.

“Coalition forces continue a deliberate withdrawal from northeast Syria. On Oct. 16, we vacated the Lafarge Cement Factory, Raqqa, and Tabqah,” coalition spokesman Colonel Myles B. Caggins said on Twitter.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Syrian army has taken control of military bases in northeast Syria that were abandoned by US forces, according to a report by Russian state TV.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00