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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:08 AM

U.S. weighs complete withdrawal of troops from Syria: U.S. officials

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria as it nears the end of its campaign to retake all of the territory once held by Islamic State, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

Such a decision, if confirmed, would upend assumptions about a longer-term U.S. military presence in Syria, which U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior U.S. officials had advocated to help ensure Islamic State cannot reemerge.

Still, President Donald Trump has previously expressed a strong desire to bring troops home from Syria when possible.

The timing of the withdrawal was not immediately clear and U.S. officials who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity did not disclose details about the deliberations, including who was involved. It was unclear how soon a decision could be announced.

The Pentagon and White House declined to comment.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-syria/u-s-weighs-complete-withdrawal-of-troops-from-syria-u-s-officials-idUSKBN1OI1JC

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Reply U.S. weighs complete withdrawal of troops from Syria: U.S. officials (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Dec 2018 OP
watoos Dec 2018 #1
lark Dec 2018 #2
Eugene Dec 2018 #3
bluestarone Dec 2018 #4
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:16 AM

1. Turkey must be getting ready to attack the Kurds.

 

Trump must have gotten orders from Pootie.

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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:44 AM

2. drumpf - promises made (to PUtin) promises kept.

For Americans, it's all just pure lies and hatred and destruction - well along with self-profiting, of course.

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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:00 AM

3. Trump claims U.S. has defeated ISIS in Syria

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS DECEMBER 19, 2018 / 9:40 AM / UPDATED 18 MINUTES AGO

Trump claims U.S. has defeated ISIS in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has defeated the Islamic State in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday, adding that it was the only reason he had kept troops in the country.

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Earlier on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters that they were considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Middle Eastern country.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-syria-isis/trump-claims-u-s-has-defeated-isis-in-syria-idUSKBN1OI1OA

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:17 AM

4. PUTIN is pulling

Them tRUMP strings AGAIN!!! Can't ANYBODY stop this IDIOT?????

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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 02:53 PM

5. Good

The warmongers in the Republican Party are going wild. I hate to agree with Trump on anything, but I've been saying to pull out long before he said it.

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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:59 PM

6. Little Lindsey didn't hesitate to comment.

 

He ridiculously called it an "Obama like" mistake.

Gee, Lindsey... Who was President when Osama bin Laden was killed? Who is the President that wants to pull out of Syria? Who is the President that is directing your opinion?

OK, that last one is not fair. Putin may not be directly controlling him, an underling of Putin probably has the task.

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