U.S. Planning to Withdraw Troops Rapidly from Syria
A US Defense Official says planning is rapidly underway for troops to be withdrawn from Syria. The United States has nearly 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria primarily training local forces to combat ISIS. The official says President Donald Trump has been hinting at the desire to get out of Syria.
The President sent a tweet out earlier today stating that, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” The US military currently has nearly 5,000 troops who are stationed in Iraq if attacks in Syria become necessary.