US to pull forces from Syria, continue fight against ISIL: Pompeo

US to pull forces from Syria, continue fight against ISIL: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States will withdraw its troops from Syria while continuing the battle against ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), also known as ISIS.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Thursday, Pompeo said that Washington remained a steadfast partner in the Middle East. 

"President Trump's decision to withdraw our troops has been made. We will do that," the top diplomat said, Al Jazeera reported.

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