Other ” local “countries are able to cope with the remnants of the group” Islamic state ” after the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, said President Donald Trump. He wrote about it in his Twitter.
He noted that initially the US troops had to be present in Syria “only three months”, but “never left”. Trump added that when he took office and IS “rampant” in Syria.” “But now it is mostly defeated, and other local countries, including Turkey, can easily afford to take care of what is left of the IS,” the American President wrote.
Trump announced instructions to withdraw troops in a hundred-day period from Syria in mid-December. He motivated this by the fact that the task to defeat the IS is done. In particular, the military base in al-TAIF in a desert area near the border with Iraq in the South of Syria, the existence of which was the subject of criticism of Damascus and Moscow, will be left. 2 thousand US military will leave Syria, but there will be advisers who work mainly with the Syrian Kurds and moderate opposition in the East and South of the country. Reuters soon learned that after the withdrawal the Americans will stop air strikes on the IG, which they supported the actions of the Kurds. As a sign of disagreement with this decision, the Pentagon left the defense Minister James Mattis and the US special representative in the international coalition against ISIS Brett Mcgurk.
American soldiers have been in the country since 2014, when the operation of the US international coalition against IS began.