US+troops+to+stay+in+Syria
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:33
US troops to stay in Syria
1,438

Views
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit "for the long-term".
 
Earlier this month, Trump declared that the US would "be coming out of Syria very soon".
 
On Saturday, joint US, UK and French strikes targeted Syrian government sites in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
 
Macron said he also persuaded Trump to keep the strikes limited.
 
The pair, who are reported to have a friendly relationship, spoke multiple times in the days before the military action was taken.
 
After Macron's comments, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said: "The US mission has not changed - the president has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible".
 
But she added that the US was "determined to completely crush" the Islamic State group and prevent its return.
 
 
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
2,473 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
56,035 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
21,475 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
46,758 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,213 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
105,738 Views
Top