Mattis has signed a decree on the withdrawal of American troops from Syria
MOSCOW, 24 Dec — RIA Novosti. The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis signed a decree on the withdrawal of American troops from Syria, reported by Fox News, citing an official from the Pentagon.
Press Secretary of the military Department confirmed in an interview with AFP, that the order on withdrawal of troops was signed.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria
The nineteenth of December, us President, Donald trump declared victory in Syria over ISIS* and the U.S. withdrawal from the Arab Republic, noting that the fight against terrorists was their only goal.
Shortly thereafter, James Mattis has resigned from the post of head of the Pentagon, he also published a letter in which clearly mentioned about the existing differences with the President on such issues as U.S. allies, Russia and China.
On Sunday, trump announced that from 1 January 2019, the acting Minister of defence is current Deputy head of the Pentagon Patrick Shanahan, who has previously worked as senior Vice-President at Boeing.