“Apprehension and concern are the main reactions by Syrians ahead of the withdrawal of US troops. The concern is not predicated on the love of the United States or the desire to have the United States within Syrian borders, but it is the thought of what happens next that brings about the disappointed. There is now uncertainty about who will control the area of northeast Syria. The fear is the Russian, Iranian and Syrian Armies will take over the area.
However, there is also talk that a buffer-zone involving Turkey might be put in place. Either way Syrians see this more appropriate than the return of the Islamic State group or the Syrian regime,” comments from Syrian political observers.