Pentagon signs order on US troop withdrawal from Syria - reports

  24 December 2018    Read: 923
Pentagon signs order on US troop withdrawal from Syria - reports

The US Department of Defense has enacted the execute order for the pullout of the US troops from Syria, reported citing Sputnik.

On Wednesday, the White House announced that the United States began withdrawing its forces from Syria, but stressed that it did not mean the end of the US-led international coalition's fight against the Daesh terror group.

Following the announcement, US Defense Secretary James Mattis filed a resignation letter over his disagreement with US President Donald Trump on the latter's sudden decision to withdraw US forces from Syria.

The unexpected move has been widely criticized by many US lawmakers who argued the action would undermine America's security and give away the region to Russia, Iran, and Syria.

In turn, Trump explained his decision by saying that the mission in the country has been accomplished and the Daesh terrorist group has been defeated.

On Saturday, Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Daesh terrorist group had resigned over his strong disagreement with Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.

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