President Trump orders to pull American troops from Syria

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President Trump orders to pull American troops from Syria

US President Donald Trump has declared that IS group has been "beaten" in Syria , as he confirmed his stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation.

The momentous decision to withdraw, which runs counter to long-established US policy for Syria and the region, blindsided lawmakers, the Pentagon and international allies alike.

A withdrawal could have extraordinary geopolitical ramifications, and plunges into uncertainty the fate of US-backed Kurdish fighters who have been tackling IS group, thousands of who are thought to remain in Syria .

Currently, about 2,000 US forces are in the country, most of them on a train-and-advise mission to support local forces fighting IS.

Lawmakers assailed trump's decision, saying it could embolden Ankara to attack US-backed Kurdish fighters.

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