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Feb 11, 2019 4:08 AM 2+ mon ago

US general: Troops could begin leaving Syria in weeks

The top Pentagon general in charge of American troops in the Middle East suggested Monday that the implementation of US President Donald Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria could start within weeks.

US Army General Joseph Votel, who is retiring as head of the US Central Command, told reporters accompanying him on a trip to the region that preparations were being made, but the withdrawal would be gradual, Reuters reported.

Asked when the troop movement would start, Votel replied: "Probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground.

Votel was definitive that all US troops will leave Syria, but he wouldn't put a ...

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