Should Trump withdraw troops from Syria

January 18, 2019 1:52 pm76 commentsViews: 40

The Islamic State is once again has struck headlines amid stories of US troops withdrawal from Syria for about a month since December 19 when President Donald Trump announced pulling out soldiers from the war-torn country.

Following a suicide bombing at a restaurant in the city of Manbij in northern Syria that killed four Americans on Wednesday it is evident war is not over and ISIS is not defeated.

Fellow Republicans and many military analysts are now claiming ISIS is still active in Syria.

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas said, “I strongly urge the president to forcefully respond and ensure we do not withdraw our troops until ISIS is completely destroyed.”

Even though the ISIS has lost the caliphate and lost almost all the territory that it controlled in 2014 many of its fighters are still present in Syria, probably they had gone underground. This is the reason they can mount a comeback and wage small-scale attacks.

According to Pentagon there are about 20,000 to 30,000 ISIS members in Syria and Iraq.

Last month president Trump announced pullout of the troops from Syria saying he does not want the US to be world’s policeman.

Currently there are about 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan and 5,000 in Iraq.

Meanwhile, it is not clear why Trump wants to pull out the troops from Syria.

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