Trump wants to withdraw US troops from Syria

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"What we find particularly worrisome is that despite constant promises the United States' sole goal in Syria is struggle against terrorism over the past month we have seen USA efforts to get deeply entrenched on the eastern bank of the Euphrates", Lavrov said.

In the meeting with his national security team, Trump maintained his position that USA troops should soon leave Syria, and told the assembled advisers that he was firm in his commitment to withdrawing American forces, according to the senior administration official.

On Monday, a USA defense official said that the country would send dozens of troops to Syria to add to the 2,000 troops already there assisting US allied forces.

"I want to get out", Trump said Tuesday. "We're going to get back to our country, where we belong".

Trump initially broached the notion of the US removing troops from Syria during remarks at an infrastructure event in Richfield, Ohio last week. We have nothing. Nothing except death and destruction.

The U.S. and Russian Federation are fighting two separate campaigns against ISIS in Syria.

Asked about a possible USA pullout, Rouhani said the idea of Americans leaving Syria is being floated to solicit money from countries that want them to remain there.

But she added, "The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated". "We're going to be making a decisions on what we do in the very near future".

Many have warned that a premature USA withdrawal from Syria would cede the country to Iran and Russian Federation, which have supported Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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"We're knocking the hell out of ISIS".

Trump has twice said he wants American troops to "get out" of Syria "very soon", even as top USA officials stressed the need to stay for the long term.

The Iraqi security forces very quickly consolidated their success with a variety of other operations, the CENTCOM commander said, some with coalition support and many of them without coalition support to complete the liberation from ISIS that Iraq's prime minister announced in December.

"Today marks one year since the heinous attack... where Assad's forces unleashed sarin nerve gas with tragic consequences for hundreds of men, women and children", they said. Sometimes referred to as land, taking it all back.

US President Donald Trump has agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US troops in Syria a little longer to defeat Islamic State but wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official says.

"As we got ready to go into Mosul eighteen months ago, we tried to make sure that our military planning was very closely aligned to our development of stabilization planning and the humanitarian aspects that have gone along with that, as well as with the political planning that had to take place", the general said.

Five other coalition force members were wounded, according to the Pentagon, and four members of the local military council affiliated with the US -led coalition also wounded, according to the United Kingdom -based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Apart from the USA -occupied northeast, the largest area to remain outside the control of Damascus is Idlib in the northwest - and that's now in Turkey's sphere of influence.

Trump in recent weeks has asked Saudi Arabia to contribute $4 billion for reconstruction in Syria, according to a US official, as part of the president's effort to get other countries to pay for stabilizing the country so the USA isn't on the hook.


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