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Israel reassured of US military presence in Syria: Source

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Activists of Amnesty International hold placards reading “You cannot liberate a country without protecting its people”, during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Lima, against the conflict in Syria, demanding the protection of civilians in the crossfire, on April 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli regime has been reassured that the American forces would not immediately leave Syria, a diplomatic source of the Zionist regime reportedly suggests.

According to Israel’s Arutz Sheva 7 news website, the reassurance came via a visit by a top US general.

General Joseph Votel, the head of the US military’s Central Command (CENTOM), arrived in occupied Palestine on Monday to meet with top military officials from Israel, including the chief of staff of the US military, for that purpose.

General Votel, the head of US forces in Syria, was dispatched after about month from US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US forces would leave the war-ravaged country "very soon."

"We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon," said the president in an Ohio speech. "Let the other people take care of it now. Very soon. Very soon, we're coming out. We're going to have a hundred percent of the caliphate, as they call it. Sometimes referred to as land, taking it all back. Quickly, quickly."

The US and its allies have been running a military campaign against purported terrorist targets in Syria since September 2014 without a mandate from the UN or Damascus, while backing militants fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Hailed as a “great friend to the Jewish people” by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump has mended ties with Israel that had gone sour under Obama.

On the 2016 campaign trail, the real estate mogul vowed to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, a move indicating that Washington recognizes the city as the capital of Israel.

The Israeli regime, meanwhile, keeps taking expansionist measures in Palestine while getting engaged in atrocities against the Muslim nation.

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