Washington Post:" United States president orders plan to withdraw from Syria"
On Wednesday, the Washington Post newspaper quoted an official in the U.S Administration saying that the U.S President, Donald Trump ordered a plan to withdraw the U.S. troops from Syria, without setting a scheduled time for the withdrawal.
The U.S. official reported that Trump is unwilling to prolong the mission of the U.S. troops in Syria further beyond eradicating the Islamic State (ISIS).The official expects from other states, in particular, Arab states to undertake to reconstruct Syria and the possibility of these countries sending their soldiers to Syria.
The official added that President Trump stressed that he allows the U.S. troops to participate in the current training of local Syrian forces to secure the areas liberated from ISIS. Trump’s confirmations came upon meeting officials of the U.S national security.
On Tuesday, Trump said in a press conference in the White House:" I would like to withdraw from Syria. I would like that our soldiers go back to their home country (...) we defeated ISIS, and now It is time to withdraw, I am seriously thinking about that."
In late March 2018, Trump expressed willing to withdraw the U.S. troops from Syria. However, the U.S. state department denied that knowledge, while media outlets said days later that Washington planned to send more troops there.
The U.S. troops of the international coalition deploy to different Syrian areas, such as Deir Ez-Zor, al-Hasakah in Eastern Syria, and the Manbij Area in Aleppo, Northern Syria. International coalition established a new military base in the Manbij Area, which Turkey threatens to storm.