October 16, 2019 / 6:14 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. Coalition - forces have left Syrian cities of Raqqa, Tabqah, Lafarge factory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-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.

Reporting by Eric Knecht; editing by Grant McCool

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