Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

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The cabinet meeting on Wednesday was the first time that Trump, himself, expressed his continuing commitment to Syria's Kurds, since his surprise announcement of a USA withdrawal.

"We're in countries that most people have never even heard about", he said, referring to U.S. combat deployments, including in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

On Iran, Mr Trump praised his own strategy, saying that the sanctions have worked and turned it into a different country. The pro-US Kurds had asked for Syrian troops to be deployed first at Manbij, then throughout the North East of Syria, above the Euphrates.

"We're going to discuss the intense cooperation between Israel and the United States, which will also deal with the questions following the decision, the American decisions on Syria, on how to intensify even further our intelligence and operations cooperation in Syria and elsewhere to block Iranian aggression in the Middle East", Netanyahu said.

He declined to be specific about how long troops would remain in Syria.

"If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero", Trump tweeted.

Graham suggested to reporters on Sunday after having lunch with Trump that the President now better understands the stakes in Syria and, for now, has agreed to reevaluate his plans to immediately withdraw all United States troops from the country.

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Trump did not specify which generals he was referring to but his outgoing defense secretary, Marine Corps General James Mattis, resigned following the withdrawal announcement, issuing a barbed resignation letter in the process. "We're slowly sending our troops back home to be with their families, while at the same time fighting Isis [Islamic State] remnants", he said on Twitter on Monday.

According to the report Trump told the commander of American forces in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, that the military could have several months to complete a safe and orderly withdrawal, according to two United States officials.

Those concerns are shared at the top of Trump's own Republican party.

"We're in countries that most people have never even heard about", he said, referring to USA combat deployments, including in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. It has been freed by pro-US Kurds supported by the International Coalition.

"I don't want to be in Syria", Trump said on Wednesday, while adding that "I never said we're getting out tomorrow". He said they would discuss how to best confront security challenges facing allies & partners in the region, "including the next phase of the fight against ISIS".

Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria, which he announced last month against the advice of top national security aides and without consulting lawmakers or USA allies participating in anti-ISIS operations.