Washington to withdraw troops from all of Syria, says US official

By AFP
Published: December 19, 2018
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A boy walks along a damaged street at the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria, April 16, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

A boy walks along a damaged street at the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria, April 16, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON: The United States is to fully withdraw its troops from all of Syria, a US official told AFP Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said the Islamic State group had been “defeated.”

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“Full withdrawal,” the official said on condition of anonymity.
“We will ensure force protection is adequately maintained, but as quickly as possible,” the official added when asked for a timeline.

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