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Saudi Arabia have to pay to keep US troops in Syria

05 April, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • US British soldiers killed in Syria were on ISIS'kill or capture mission

According to a Washington Post report, Trump said that while USA troops can still be involved in training local forces to ensure security in liberated areas, he expects other nations - particularly the oil-rich Arab states - to help pay for the reconstruction of Syria and send in their own troops.

Trump reiterated his desire for withdrawal during a news conference Tuesday, saying that the US has gotten "nothing" out of its various missions in the Middle East, from Afghanistan to Syria.

"I want to bring our troops home", Trump added.

"I want to get out", Trump said Tuesday. "We get nothing - nothing out of it".

Abadi declared the victory five months after USA -backed Iraqi forces dislodged Islamic State militants from Mosul, their de facto capital in the north of the country. We have nothing - nothing - except death and destruction. "It's time to come back home". With U.S. help, the largely Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces recaptured Manbij from ISIS in 2016.

Speaking at a joint news conference, Erdogan said Turkish troops, which last month took control of the northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin, would move eastward into Manbij and other areas controlled by the USA -backed militia, the Peoples' Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers to be terrorists.

US and coalition partners on the ground have taken control of nearly 95 percent of the territory in Syria once held by ISIS but USA officials have said their remaining presence will prove hard to eliminate quickly and could take months.

"Saudi Arabia is very interested in our decision. We were very successful against Isis", Mr Trump said, . And control of that oil-producing part of Syria gives the USA leverage to pursue other goals: pressing Moscow to insist on at least some power-sharing by Assad, and cultivating differences between Russian Federation and Iran.




Here's to hoping he can sustain his current insight long enough to overcome the neocons and interventionists who would like to keep America embroiled in Syria, live up to his talk and bring the troops home.

The US has a 2,000-strong contingent of soldiers in Syria, tasked with routing the remnants of IS and supporting several allied militias.

"A sudden withdrawal from Syria would send a frightening message", Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States, said Tuesday, adding Trump's comments, "ring alarm bells for us and I'm sure for the people of Syria".

"We were very successful against [ISIS]". We're going to have a hundred percent of the caliphate, as they call it.

Soon, the Iraqi and Syrian armies galvanized to retake Daesh-held territory and the terrorist group was gradually stripped of all the land it had occupied in the two Arab countries.

The White House on Wednesday said the U.S. fight against Islamic State in Syria is "coming to a rapid end" as Donald Trump reportedly agreed to keep troops in the war-torn country for the foreseeable future.

He referred to the complete defeat of ISIL in the Middle East region and West Asia and said, "under such circumstances, United States government was forced to relocate some of terrorist groups to Southeast Asia and northern Afghanistan".

Five other coalition force members were wounded, according to the Pentagon, and four members of the local military council affiliated with the USA -led coalition also wounded, according to the United Kingdom -based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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