U.S. Military sets target date to pull troops from Syria
The United States military is preparing to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria by the end of April, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting US administration sources.
“Unless the White House alters course, the U.S. Army plans to pull a significant portion of its forces out by mid-March, with a full withdrawal coming by the end of April,” the newspaper quoted the sources as saying.
The White House announced on Wednesday that Washington will withdraw its troops from Syria, saying that the US forces have completed their mission in eliminating “ISIS” terrorist organization in Syria.
James Mattis has resigned as US defence secretary, pointing to differences with Donald Trump over the president’s foreign policies, including his abrupt decisions to withdraw US troops from Syria and begin planning to reduce troops in Afghanistan as well.