Biden supports maintain US forces in northeast Syria: State Department to North Press

WASHINTON, US (North Press) – President Biden has expressed support for maintaining the US forces in northeast Syria to support local partners and prevent an ISIS resurgence, the US State Department spokesperson told North Press.  

“ISIS and its affiliates continue to present a threat to our collective security,” he said.  

In an exclusive statement to North Press, the spokesperson added that the US and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS “remain committed to our presence in northeast Syria and our partnership with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS.”  

“We will continue to stand together and draw on all elements of national power — military, intelligence, diplomacy, economic, law enforcement, strategic communications, and the strength of our communities to address this threat.”  

He stressed that they are continuing to monitor ISIS activity throughout the country “and assess that ISIS has continued its efforts to regroup and carry out attacks.”  

He pointed out that his country continues to advise and support counterterrorism operations against ISIS remnants in the northeast and conduct strikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda targets across Syria.

The US State Department spokesperson indicated that ISIS carries out attacks more effectively in non-SDF controlled areas.

Reporting by Hadeel Oueiss