You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

White House: Trump wants U.S. forces in Syria to come home as quickly as possible

Reuters logo Reuters 4/16/2018
A Syrian firefighter is seen inside the destroyed Scientific Research Centre in Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018. © REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki A Syrian firefighter is seen inside the destroyed Scientific Research Centre in Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018.

President Donald Trump still wants U.S. forces in Syria to return home as soon as possible, the White House said on Sunday, after French President Emmanuel Macron said he had convinced Trump to keep a U.S. presence there for "the long term."

"The U.S. mission has not changed -- the president has been clear that he wants U.S. forces to come home as quickly as possible," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

"We are determined to completely crush ISIS and create the conditions that will prevent its return. In addition we expect our regional allies and partners to take greater responsibility both militarily and financially for securing the region," she said. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Sandra Maler)

AdChoices
AdChoices

More From Reuters

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon