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Trump announces troop withdrawal from Syria

Trump announces troop withdrawal from Syria

US announces troop withdrawal from Syria hours after its statement on Turkey's imminent operation to YPG terror group

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his administration's commitment to withdraw troops from Syria following a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart a day earlier.

"The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight," Trump tweeted early in the morning.

Trump said ISIS -- Daesh -- was "rampant" in northern Syria when he took office but his administration "quickly defeated 100%" of the terror group by capturing thousands of its members, "mostly from Europe".

He slammed Europe for not wanting them back and lashed at Europe.

"NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for trials. They again said 'NO,' thinking, as usual, that the U.S. is always the 'sucker,' on NATO, on Trade, on everything," Trump said.

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