Syria pull out timeline made to protect troops - report

Politics | War / Terrorism 1/3/2019, 3:05 AM
Syria pull out timeline made to protect troops - report

The new 120-day timeline for the American troops' pullout from Syria aims to please the United States President Donald Trump while giving the military enough time for a safe and orderly manner withdrawal, CNN reported.

Previously, the president reportedly wanted the withdrawal to be done in 30 days, which was physically impossible without significant risk to the troops, so the new timeline was made "not to get everyone killed," a senior Pentagon official told the news.

The order for the return of US troops was signed by former US Defense Secretary James Mattis after US President Donald Trump said the Islamic State has been defeated in Syria.

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