Syrian soldiers deployed in the countryside near Turkey

SYRIA, Oct 28: North Syrian soldiers are seen upon deploying on the Syrian-Turkish border in the countryside of Qamishli city in al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, on Oct. 28, 2019.

The Syrian government welcomes the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the Syrian-Turkish border, saying this withdrawal will strip Turkey of its pretext to attack northern Syrian areas, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday. (Str/Xinhua)