Trump: U.S. Leaving Syria ‘Very Soon, Let Other People Take Care of It’

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Haaretz
Trump: U.S. Leaving Syria ‘Very Soon, Let Other People Take Care of It’

Speaking at a rally, Trump reportedly boasts that U.S. is ‘knocking the hell out of ISIS’ and that once that’s done ‘we’ll be coming out’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that Washington may pull out of its involvement in Syria “very soon”.

Speaking at a rally, Trump said that “we’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now.

“Very soon, very soon, we’re coming out. We’re going to have 100 percent of the caliphate, as they call it – sometimes referred to as land. We’re taking it all back – quickly, quickly,” he said.

The United States has around 2,000 military personnel in Syria, deployed as part of the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign against Islamic State.

Assad, who is supported by Russia and by Shi’ite militias backed by Iran, has said he wants to take back every inch of Syria.

The U.S.-led coalition was set up in 2014 to battle Islamic State fighters in both Syria and Iraq, who were largely defeated last year. Some 2,000 U.S. forces remain on the ground in Syria, allied to the Kurdish-led SDF alliance, which holds the largest swathe of territory still outside the control of the government.

The Syrian civil war, now entering its eighth year, has killed hundreds of thousands of people and driven more than 11 million from their homes, while drawing in regional countries and global powers supporting client factions on the ground.

U.S. forces in Syria have already faced direct threats from Syrian and Iranian-backed forces, leading to the shoot-down of Iranian drones and a Syrian jet last year, as well as to tensions with Russia. But this may have been the largest single assault on a U.S.-accompanied position to date.


Still, these episodes have been sporadic. U.S.-backed SDF and the pro-Syrian forces had largely avoided direct confrontation while both were fighting the common Islamic State enemy. Moscow and Washington maintain contacts in eastern Syria to prevent unexpected confrontation between forces they support.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. you aren’t going to call Trump a lying, fork-tongued opportunist…. ok, to sum up call Trump only a dickhead fat ass…. 😀

  2. What a clueless article. I’m still baffled as to how educated people such as this journalist has obviously avoided coming to understand the real issues, after so many years! Or maybe just spineless.

    • We are destroying Syria and stealing their oil on the pretext of fighting terrorism that we have created and this article is clueless. And Ian is spineless and does not understand the real issues. I guess I don’t watch enough television to follow your astute reasoning.

  3. You known that in 1896 Ingersoll Lockwood wrote a very curious and almost prophetic novel called The Last President, this book it’s very interesting, in his pages tell about the last president arises from New York City and his election was involved in a lot of controversy and it caused big problems. Also tell his fall began with protests in the front of Fifth Avenue Hotel in NY. The current place where the Fifth Avenue Hotel was it located in 19th century today is located the…. Trump Tower !!!!
    Prophecy or coincidence ??

  4. Talking of the devil… coming out said ?? no way in hell…. spanky statement not worth a shit.

  5. Consecutive conflicting articles. Whatever Trump’s reason for saying we’re getting out of Syria, mid-term elections sounds about right, I hope he can back up his words. However, the US has huge imvestments in terms of occupation, and control of the oil regions which I doubt we will turn our back on. Plus what will Benji the nutty-yahoo say … about all this. Maybe he’ll proclaim Trump an anti-semite. That would cause a quick Trump retreat.

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