RT: Americans Flee Syria Leaving Pets, “Skivies”

An RT Arabic crew peeked inside the US compound in Syria’s Manbij, abandoned by the Americans just a few hours previously. Footage from the scene suggests the US troops were in a hurry, leaving behind hardware and personal items.

The troops pulled out of the base, located southwest of the northern city of Manbij, overnight and into Tuesday. The retreat follows the decision by the US President Donald Trump to withdraw American personnel in the face of the Turkish operation against Kurdish-led militias.

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Just as the US troops withdrew, the Syrian Arab Army rushed to fill in the void they’d left. War correspondents followed, catching a rare insight into the secretive fortified compounds.

The RT Arabic crew was among the first to get into the base, hidden inside thick gabion wall. Footage from the scene shows all its structures had been left in place, including personnel tents and huts. (in Arabic)

The troops have, apparently, been leaving in a rush – furniture, personal belongings and even an unfinished supper can be seen left behind. More sensitive equipment, however, appears to have been dismantled.

No one was left to guard the base except for an apparently abandoned puppy, that was clearly delighted to see people.

Other journalists also took the opportunity to inspect the US military facility. Russian war correspondent Oleg Blokhin posted a few videos from the scene online.

Bryan MacDonald


Russians have been taking a look at a former US military base in Syria, which the Americans abandoned in haste this weekend. “Yesterday they were here & today we are here,” this man says. “Let’s see how they lived.” https://twitter.com/Kyruer/status/1184018510835568641 

Ответ пользователю @Kyruer

#Syria #EasternEuphrates#Russia|n PMC inside the #US base in #Manbij abandoned this morning.

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He even played around with an anti-SVBIED (Suicide Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device) barrier at the base’s entrance. The mechanism turned out to be fully operational, as the retreating troops apparently did not have enough time to dismantle or destroy it.

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  1. Complete with sat comm gear that Im sure the Russians will take home..
    Of course the US taxpayer is now out of pocket for all this crap.

  2. Pets? OH NO?!?!?!? Not the PETS

    Why are U.S. military allowed to have “pets”?

    They aren’t.

    The “pets” are really the wandering dogs that roam, and they get table scraps from the U.S. troops, ’cause we’re nice that way. We like dogs. And beer. But, that does not constitute troops having pets, per se, and then being forced to leave them. OH THE HUMANITY. Man’s best friend, the dog.


    The rest of the article is about as profound as those darling pets being left behind {rolling eyes}. Those dogs were wandering when the troops arrived, they’ll be wandering when they leave. GEEZ.

    When my nation starts to care about OUR PEOPLE that are wandering OUR streets — i.e., the homeless — and focus on them, and not “pets” that don’t exist in other nations . . . I’ll consider the possibility of vast human development. Until then . . . meh.

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