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US withdrawal from Syria will spark Islamic State revival: SDF

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    Published: 2018-12-20 16:07:59 BdST

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A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa Jun 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Thursday a White House decision to withdraw from Syria will allow an Islamic State revival and threaten the battle in eastern Syria.

The Kurdish-led force said pulling US troops and officials out of its region would have "dangerous implications" on international stability.

This would also "create a political and military vacuum in the area, leaving its people between the claws of hostile parties," the statement said.