Trump's unexpected decision last week to withdraw the 2,000 American forces fighting in Syria has drawn substantial criticism from European allies as well as Republican and Democratic politicians in Washington.
President Donald Trump makes a statement on the possible government shutdown before signing criminal just reform legislation in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Washington. "After many years they are coming home", Trump tweeted. "I call on everyone. not to forget what we owe them", Macron said.
Barak Ravid of Israel's Channel 10 News has claimed in an article on Axios news website on December 20 that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected "an unofficial proposal for a deal between the US and Russian Federation on Syria and Iran meant to start a wider dialogue between Washington and Moscow to improve relations".
McGurk, who was slated to leave his post in February 2019, objected to Trump's decision to withdraw United States troops from Syria, a person familiar with the matter said, and added that Mattis' departure had a "significant impact" on McGurk's resignation.
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In October, the Kurds halted the offensive after Turkey bombarded Kurdish positions near Kobani, a town on the Turkish-Syrian border, where some of the Kurds' IS prisoners are being detained.
"[The] Islamic State has not been wiped from the map nor have its roots". "The scenario of a halt in the anti-terrorist battle is tied to Turkish threats", he told AFP.
U.S. lawmakers have expressed concerns about the fate of USA partners left in Syria, especially Kurdish fighters who battled against Islamic State extremists at the behest of Washington, as well as a potential vacuum after the forces depart.
Meanwhile, the French president paid tribute to Gen Mattis, calling him a "reliable partner". "The SDF is fighting against the terrorism that fomented attacks against Paris and elsewhere ..."
McGurk was briefly considered for the post of ambassador to Iraq after having served as a senior official covering Iraq and Afghanistan during President George W. Bush's administration. Under political presssure and threat of criminal indictment, Trump clearly wanted a "mission accomplished" moment when he claimed the U.S. has defeated Daesh although its fighters have found refuge in remote desert areas and continue to mount attacks on Syrian and Iraqi forces and civilians. "We were originally going to be there for three months, and that was seven years ago - we never left", Trump tweeted. We've taken back the land. "I couldn't say this before... that Israel is a major reason for the decline of the Islamic State".
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It's great news for the Steelers in a must-win game. "Obviously we've got a lot going for us right now - a lot at stake". The New Orleans Saints have been one of the hottest and strongest teams in the National Football League this season.
Trump's own Republican party still controls both the House and Senate, but in January the House comes under Democratic control. Trump is hunkering down in the White House during the impasse and tweeted Saturday, "I am in the White House, working hard".
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Since then, U.S. forces have provided training and advice, assisting in military operations only when requested by Afghan troops. The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, US officials said.
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Quiet weather through Christmas Eve
Brisk and chilly on Friday and into the start of next weekend with highs on Saturday only in the upper teens to low 20s. On Sunday, the winds will likely diminish while temperatures remain cool with a high near 40, forecasters wrote.