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The Ministry of defence on Friday tweeted to say about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, that it be carefully planned and organized.
The Department described the action as “deliberate, thought-out, mutually supported and controlled,” while also ensuring “our troops” for security and protection.”
The tweet came days after a senior defense official told Fox News that the Minister of defense of Jim Mattis signed, to pull orders, that all American troops from the country in the coming weeks. Pentagon officials would not talk about the details, citing operational security.
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Mattis gave his resignation letter to President Trump earlier this month in which he confirmed that a strong nation is based on a “comprehensive” network of alliances, and the “firm and clear” in the approach to countries with strategic differences, citing China and Russia.
“Because you have the right to have a Secretary of defense whose views aligned better with you-on this and other topics, I think it is the right thing for me is wrote to the resignation of my office”, Mattis.
Following word of his resignation, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that “Mattis is resignation in protest over the president’ s national security policies.”
On Sunday, Trump his post tweeted that Mattis would leave his, on Jan. 1, around two months earlier than expected.
The President recently defended his decision in relation to the Syria resignation, said during a visit to Iraq on Wednesday that the US-American military successes against the Islamic state (ISIS) terror group have made it possible to draw for him, the 2,000 US troops.
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“I made it clear from the beginning that our mission was in Syria to strip ISIS of its military fortresses” Trump said.
A US presence in Syria was never to be “open-ended”, the President said, adding that Turkey has agreed to eliminate ISIS radicals.
Trump’s surprisingly came to visit the region a week after he declared that ISIS is “defeated” in Syria in a tweet, and ordered all the American diplomats and soldiers out of the country.
The first U.S. troops to Syria in the year 2015, during the Obama administration as part of a partnership with the Kurdish forces against the ISIS. A year prior to deployment, the US air strikes began in Syria.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and Jennifer Griffin, Travis Fedschun, and Frank miles contributed to this report.