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Trump extends withdrawal of US troops from Syria to four months

He announced his decision in a conversation with the commander of the US operation in Syria, Paul LaCamera
18:04, 1 January 2019

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U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to extend the withdrawal of American troops from Syria to four months. About this reports The New York Times with reference to sources in the White House.

According to the publication, during an unannounced visit to Iraq, Trump held a confidential conversation with the Paul LaCamera - commander of the Inherent Resolve operation, which is being held in Iraq and Syria by American troops against the Islamic State terrorists. During the conversation, Trump promised that the soldiers would have four months to curtail their presence in a regular manner, in compliance with all security measures.

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We remind you that earlier US President Donald Trump declared victory over the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria. The US Department of Defense also announced that it plans to "complete" and "fast" withdrawal of US troops from the country.

Shortly after Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, the resignation of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis was announced. According to some reports, he made this decision because of disagreement with the decision on Syria.

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