The United States of America extended the State of Emergency decree issued in 2019 for another year on the grounds that Turkey’s activities in Syria threatened national security.
“The situation in Syria, especially Turkey’s military operations in northeast Syria, undermines the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, puts civilians at risk, and restores peace, security and stability in the region,” the executive order signed by President Joe Biden.
For these reasons, it was announced that the Presidential Decree dated 14 October 2019 and numbered 13894 was extended for one more year.
In 2019, then-President Donald Trump had withdrawn most of the American forces from the region before Turkey’s operation.
“The United States will continue to remain in Syria.”
Ilham Ahmed, the head of the Syrian Democratic Council, stated that the United States will continue to stay in Syria. In his statement, Ahmed noted that the United States will be a player in the search for a political solution after destroying ISIS, building infrastructure and after more than 10 years of civil war.