Trump says US troops to get out of Syria ‘very soon’

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US President Donald Trump has declared that the United States will withdraw from war-torn Syria “very soon”, without offering any other details. “We will be coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump said on Thursday in a televised rally in the state of Ohio. Trump complained that the US spends trillions of dollars in the Middle East, but get “nothing” in return.

He did not say whether the withdrawal also includes the US halting its air operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters, who remain in Syria.

He told the Ohio workers that the American troops have “knocked the hell out of ISIS”.  “We’re going to have 100 percent of the caliphate, as they call it. Sometimes referred to as land. We’re taking it all back quickly.” …

Read more : Aljazeera, 29.03.2018