Russian Federation coordinates with Turkey its actions in Syria

Members of 5th Special Forces Group conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter ISIS operations at Al Tanf Garrison in southern Syria

Brushing off criticism that his sudden withdrawal of American forces from Syria had further endangered Israel, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that the Jewish state was perfectly capable of defending itself.

In his interaction with reporters, Trump described how he gave "the generals" multiple six-month "extensions" to get out of Syria.

A number of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states have criticized Turkey for its planned purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russian Federation, stating that the move could jeopardize Ankara's acquisition of F-35 fighter jets.

He did not say when the meeting would happen, but Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, announced that he will travel to Russian Federation in the coming days to discuss Syria, according to CNN Turk. "Our troops are coming home!" the president said in another post.

Turkey is massing troops in Syria to replace USA -backed Kurdish fighters in a strategically located town.

Ankara's ties with its Western allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have been strained over a range of issues.

Turkey announced its plan to launch a fresh military campaign.

The United States has also told the U.N. Security Council that it is committed to the "permanent destruction" of ISIS and would keep pushing for the withdrawal of Iranian-backed forces in the country.

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Turkish specialists believe that Turkey has extensive experience in the past in dealing with IS in Syria and would make good use of the know-how that has acquired.

Referring to the significance of more cooperation among Iran, Russia and Turkey after Trump's game changing act, Logoglu said, "Nuances among Turkey, Russia, and Iran will henceforth be more pronounced as their interests and priorities differ in Syria, especially now that the USA has changed the rules of the game".

Mr Abu Adel, on Tuesday said there is no sign of an imminent Turkish attack on Manbij, despite claims by Turkish-backed rebels that they are pressing ahead with an assault.

The Syrian regime has been present in Arimah, west of Manbij, since 2017, Turkey's Defense Ministry said Tuesday, amid reports of the PKK's Syrian affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG) handing over the town to regime forces.

Analysts fear that Washington's game-changer move could help IS to be able to resurge in Syria.

In getting on the front lines of the fight against jihadists, Turkey could risks of being targeted once again by terrorist attacks on its own soil.

Commenting on the possible Saudi's role in reconstruction of Syria and its possible destructive role and policies near Turkey's borders, he said, "The reconstruction of Syria, once peace and stability are secured, will be a huge task".

"ISIS presents a very real threat to the long-term stability in this region and our mission remains the same, the enduring defeat of ISIS", the deputy commander of the coalition, UK Maj.

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