BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The U.S. military has already begun withdrawing their troops from Syria, the White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign,” Sanders said.

However, according to Reuters News Agency, it was not immediately clear whether or not all 2,000 U.S. soldiers would be leaving Syria, nor was a date given for the complete withdrawal.

Sanders suggested that the United States would remain engaged to some degree.

“The United States and our allies stand ready to re-engage at all levels to defend American interests whenever necessary, and we will continue to work together to deny radical Islamist terrorists territory, funding, support,” she said.

Earlier in the day, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there.”

Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria comes after their allies on the ground managed to seize one of the most important ISIS strongholds east of the Euphrates.

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These locusts will only go away for good if seriously attacked on their own dirt for once, and not like the 9/11 scam which they did to themselves.

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serpentine ameritards is untrustworthy – and always up to no good

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The United States has betrayed the Kurds, now the terrorists of the FSA, deash, al nursa will expand their territories. Hopefully, Assad will work alongside the SDF, because after redoubling the targets will be Assad’s lands.

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Promising the Kurds their own country was NOT a U.S. promise, it was an Israhell promise. And, as usual, it was the U.S. called upon to pay the price and do the grunt work for the other Rothschild agents.

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Its a fraud to say they want their own state, only a federal system in Syria for all. In the words of Robert Gates when he was Sec of Defence “Every Time American Turns inward, we get ourselves in some really big wars” and this frankly applies to the International Community This would be an American public disgrace by the “developer from Manhattan” who with the usual belt way politics have blinded him to the fact that a withdrawal wound be complete betrayal of reliable allies who represent he only real hope for 23 million Syrians since 2011 from Assad… Read more »