News Karnataka
Thursday, December 01 2022
World

US envoy resigns after Trump’s decision on Syria

Photo Credit :

Washington: Brett McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State (IS), has resigned, according to media reports.

McGurk’s resignation has been confirmed and would be effective from December 31, media reports cited a US State Department official as saying, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

Similar to US Defence Secretary James Mattis’ resignation on Thursday, McGurk’s departure was another sign of senior official’s objection over the White House’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria.

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it has started returning US troops home from Syria after claiming a victory in the fight against the Islamic State, declining to provide more details on the exit timetable.

Earlier this month, McGurk said that it would be unwise to withdraw US troops from fighting against IS, “even as the end of the physical caliphate is clearly now coming into sight, the end of IS will be a much more long-term initiative”.

The US has deployed troops to Syria fighting against the IS since 2015, and there are more than 2,000 US soldiers in Syria currently.

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp