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US troops are being pulled out of Syria - after President Trump says Islamic State group has been defeated

December 19, 2018

The White House has confirmed that US troops are to be withdrawn from Syria.  Some 2000 troops are deployed in the north east of the country; a US official says the pullout could happen within 30 to 100 days. Meanwhile all state department personnel in Syria will be evacuated within 24 hours.   The announcement was made after President  Trump tweeted: 'We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.' 
 

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