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Trump, Macron discuss withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria

The two leaders held the phone conversation
12:31, 8 January 2019

unian.net

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the plans on the withdrawal of the American troops from Syria as Reuters reported.

“The two leaders discussed the situation in Syria, including the commitment of the United States and France to the destruction of ISIS as well as plans for a strong, deliberate, and coordinated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria,” the message said.

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They confirmed that any further use of the chemical weapon in Syria is unacceptable.

As we reported, U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed the victory over the terrorist organization of “Islamic State” in Syria. U.S. Department of Defense reported that it plans a “complete” and “rapid” withdrawal of the American troops from Syria, as CNN reported citing the department. 

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Later, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation the day after President Donald Trump overruled his advice against withdrawing the troops from Syria and pressed forward on discussions to pull out of Afghanistan.

Besides, a representative of the Pentagon confirmed signing the order about the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from Syria.

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American officials claim that the withdrawal of more than 2,000 troops will take from 60 to 100 days. Most of the U.S. military bases in Syria are located in the areas controlled by Kurdish militia who actively cooperated with the United States in the fight against the Islamists.   

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