The US would pull out its troops from Syria slowly over a period of time and will protect its Kurdish allies, President Donald Trump has said, summing up the situation in the war-torn country as “sand and death”.
President Trump did not give a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria. Last month, he surprised the world by announcing that he was pulling back American troops from Syria, resulting in the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis in protest.
Trump argues that there is no need for the US troops in Syria as they have accomplished their primary job of defeating the ISIS. “I never said I’m getting out tomorrow. I said we are pulling our soldiers out and they will be pulled back and Syria and we are getting out of Syria. Yes, absolutely. But we are getting out very powerfully,” Trump said to the reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday.