Key officials in the security sector stressed that the defeat of ISIS is not yet complete
US involvement in the Syrian events is fast approaching the finale, but the White house refuses to clarify when to speak, when the finale comes, despite repeated public calls for the President to bring home American troops.
“The military mission to destroy ISIS in Syria is going to end, and is almost completely destroyed,” said a White house statement released on Wednesday.
“The United States and our partners remain committed to the elimination of the insignificant presence of the IG in Syria…, – the document says. – We will continue to consult with our allies and friends about plans for the future.”
A statement issued the next day after the President, trump said, “I want to bring our troops home”, was made following the meeting on security issues in Syria on Tuesday in the White house. It was attended by Minister of defence James Mattis and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Joseph Dunford.
In addition, there were telephone conversations between President trump and President of France Emmanuel Macron, the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
Currently, Syria is approximately 2,000 American military effort to defeat ISIS and despite the public statements of the President of trump on Syria, a key us officials were more cautious, saying the continued participation of the United States.
“We are in Syria to fight with ISIS – said the special envoy of the President in the International coalition Brett Mcgurk.
“This is our mission, and our mission is not over yet,” said he, adding that the US presence in Syria is “an incredibly effective and strong.”
Commander of US forces in the middle East Jose Votel also said that the US and coalition troops can remain in Syria for some time.
“There’s still some areas in which they are present [and], and we will have to continue to act,” he said.