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US plays down talk of immediate withdrawal of troops from Syria

FILE – in This file photo, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil protection of workers and the Syrian citizens to gather after an air strike hit a market in Maaret al-Numan in the southern Idlib, Syria. When the president of Russia, Turkey and Iran in Tehran on Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a massacre in Idlib, Syria pressure to the northwest of the province and the last stronghold of the opposition. The three leaders whose nations are already under U.S. sanctions, have an interest in working with each other, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)

WASHINGTON – The Trumpet administration plays down talk of an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Syria, pledging the “US will remain in Syria” to the “lasting defeat” of the Islamic State of the group.

That is, according to the AMERICAN special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey. He also said that the US is demanding a complete withdrawal of the Iranian forces of the Syrian territory.

President Donald Trump has already expressed the desire to enter the U.S. from Syria. There are some 2,000 AMERICAN troops.

Jeffrey spoke with reporters Thursday about the AMERICAN policy in the direction of the war-torn country.

Russian troops prepare for an attack on the syrian province of Idlib, a move that the U.S. repeatedly warned would likely result in a bloodbath the size of which has not been seen in Syria is seven years of war.

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