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Trump decided to freeze $ 200 million allocated for restoration of Syria, - media

The White House ordered the US State Department to suspend funds for the restoration of Syria
16:54, 31 March 2018

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President of the United States Donald Trump ordered to suspend the allocation of $ 200 million for the restoration of Syria, according to The Wall Street Journal with reference to officials.

According to sources, the decision was made after Trump learned from the media about Washington's obligations to pay an additional $ 200 million to restore Syria.

On the eve, on Thursday March 29, speaking in Ohio, Trump said that the US "very soon" will leave Syria. "Let others take care of this," he said.

According to the WSJ, the White House ordered the US State Department to suspend funds for the restoration of Syria. The State Department said that they do not yet have a formal plan of the president to "exit from Syria."

The New York Times in December 2017 wrote that there are about 2,000 US military in Syria.

The war in Syria continues from 2011. In the fighting, government forces, oppositionists, radical Islamists, Kurds and militants of the "Islamic state" are taking part. In September 2014, an operation against ISIS was launched by a coalition led by the United States. In September 2015, Russia joined the conflict in Syria, in August 2016 - Turkey also joined it.

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