"The U.S. Central Command continues to stand ready with our partners in Syria to provide security within the At Tanf deconfliction zone to UN
humanitarian aid convoys to the 40,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Rukban, as we have repeatedly done in the past. Despite Syrian and Russian propaganda to the contrary, the United States is not restricting the movement of IDPs into or out of the camp at Rukban. The United States fully supports a process to allow IDPs freedom of movement that is free from coercion and allows for safe, voluntary, and dignified departures for those wishing to leave Rukban."
- CAPT Bill Urban, USN, USCENTCOM Spokesman