In a major international development, the US has started to withdraw its troops from Syria.
The White House too confirmed the development.
The White House said that it has defeated the Islamic State terror group in the strife-torn country.
“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” US President Donald Trump tweeted.
“Five years ago, ISIS was a very powerful and dangerous force in the Middle East, and now the United States has defeated the territorial caliphate.
These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the Global Coalition or its campaign,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
She said the United States troops have started returning home.
The Pentagon declined to give any comment immediately.
The Wall Street Journal described it as an abrupt decision by the Trump administration.>