BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – The US-led International Coalition will remain inside Syria until the Islamic State (ISIS) is defeated, the Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, stated during a meeting with students in Dallas.
“NATO units are not present in Syria ‘on the ground’ but the Alliance is part of the international coalition,” Stoltenberg added.
Recently, US President Donald Trump reiterated his desire to withdraw troops from Syria, declaring that the battle against the Islamic State was nearly complete.
Not long after making this remark, Trump’s cabinet and several US military commanders denied that the US was ready to leave Syria, as the battle against ISIS was still ongoing.
Following these comments, Trump changed his tone on the withdrawal and claimed that the US military will remain in Syria.