Trump gives no timetable for Syria troop withdrawal

Trump gives no timetable for Syria troop withdrawal

The source added that Netanyahu came out of the meeting with Pompeo feeling that Israel has the ability to influence certain aspects of US policy, and the two countries are now working on plans to make the American troop pull-out as non-disruptive for Israeli security as possible.

The immediate reason for Mattis's resignation was Trump's announcement that he's ordering U.S. troops out of Syria. Trump said on Wednesday he had essentially fired Mattis, whose letter of resignation was seen as a sharp rebuke to the Republican president.

President Donald Trump has reportedly agreed to allow the Pentagon four months to withdraw the 2,000 USA military troops from Syria.

President Donald Trump on Monday attacked former military leaders who have criticized his assorted foreign policy moves as "failed generals". "I never said I'm getting out tomorrow".

During a lightning visit to USA troops based in Iraq last week, Trump said the United States would no longer be the world's "policeman".

In recent days, Trump appeared to back off from the rapid pull-out he initially ordered and stressed that the operation would be slow.

"I said, 'You know, I never said that I'm going to rush out, '" the President told Fox News Channel in an interview that ran on Monday.




Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the President, told reporters at the White House that Trump will reevaluate the withdrawal plan for Syria, although the SC senator told CNN later Sunday that the President had not reversed his Syria orders.

The counter-Islamic State campaign continues, our efforts to counter Iranian aggression continues, and our commitment to Middle East stability and the protection of Israel continues in the same way it did before that decision was made.

Turkey views the SDF as a branch of its own Kurdish separatist movement and is threatening to launch an offensive against the group, igniting fears of significant civilian casualties.

US commanders planning the USA withdrawal are recommending that YPG fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep USA -supplied weapons, according to USA officials.

That proposal would likely anger Turkey, where Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, is expected to hold talks in the coming days.

However, in Wednesday's cabinet session, Trump also complained, "I didn't like the fact that [the Kurds] are selling the small oil that they have to Iran, and we asked them not to do it". We're not thrilled about that. OK? "Look, we don't want Syria".

Following the Kurds" liberation of Manbij from IS in August 2016, Turkey invaded Syria in a military operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield', capturing a swath of territory in the north. Mediation by Russian Federation and the United States prevented a direct conflict between the Turkish-backed militias and Kurds in Manbij at the time, but Ankara has continued to insist on a Kurdish withdrawal beyond the Euphrates ever since.

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