White House says fight against Isis is ‘coming to rapid end’, but US still committed to Syria presence, despite Trump insistence on withdrawal

The White House on Wednesday said the US fight against the Islamic State in Syria is “coming to a rapid end” even as Donald Trump reportedly agreed to keep troops in the war-torn country for the foreseeable future.

Trump has repeatedly expressed a desire to withdraw US troops from Syria “very soon”, which is at odds with a January declaration that “it is vital for the United States to remain engaged in Syria”.

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