"We'll beat hell out of IS and we'll be out of Syria very soon, let the other people take care of it now," Trump told supporters about infrastructure at an event in Ohio.
"We will have 100% of the caliphate, as they call it, sometimes referred to as land … But we will come out soon, we will get back to our country where we are." belong to where we want to be, "added Trump.
A US Secretary of Defense familiar with the ISIS campaign said it was unclear what the President meant by the comments that it was not time to consider the withdrawal and cited numerous challenges in Syria.
The official pointed to several challenges, including the question of what to do with the approximately 400 foreign ISIS fighters Syrian Democratic forces as an example of the obstacles to a US withdrawal.
The official also pointed out that the US still has a policy on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the continued military presence of Russia in the county as additional aggravating factors.
Higher government officials have been discussing the way forward in Syria for some time and what conditions he has the official said, but added that while Trump could decide each time they moved out, military commanders did not recommend this approach at that time.
A second defense official told CNN earlier that they were high-ranking officials. I had meetings to discuss the US role in Syria and the challenges of US policy.
Trump's comments on the withdrawal from Syria were made just hours after the spokesman Pentagon spokesman Dana White told reporters that "important Work remains to guarantee the permanent defeat of these violent extremists "in the country.
Despite Trump's focus on dwindling control of the terrorist group's territory, White said the military focused on more than just ISIS-controlled areas and said, "Our commitment to win must be the so-called physical caliphate and the twisted ideas that the calculated cruelty of the IS. "
" We must not renounce ISIS or allow these terrorists to recover from their battlefield losses, "she said, noting that the group is still posing a threat
and while Trump Said that the US would soon have a total victory over ISIS, US defense officials have recently publicly acknowledged that progress against ISIS has largely been halted because of Turks The recent military collapse in Afrin in Syria, an operation backed by the US caused Kurdish fighters to turn away from the ISIS fight.
"The Turkish actions in northern Syria – let me be specific here – Afrin area have distracted the (Syrian Democratic Forces) from fighting the remains of ISIS, "said Defense Secretary James Mattis to reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon.
"We are no longer offensive against them on the ground, as this has attracted attention," Mattis added.
When asked about Trump's comments, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said she had not seen the comments, but he did not know about a plan for the US to withdraw.
"In general, this government sees help in other countries," Nauert said.
The President's apparent desire to leave Syria as soon as possible This should alarm the US allies in the region, in particular the Syrian Democratic Forces, and encourage the forces of the Syrian regime, Iran and Turkey, who are afraid of US Attacks Mostly Against US Allies in Syria Have Withheld Vengeance
Trumps Comments that the US "now leaves other people to care" ap Also US efforts to bring about a ceasefire, to condemn the bombings of civilian areas or to help the various sides in the Syrian civil war to question.
Mattis told reporters in November, "You have to do something about it mess now." Not only, you know, fighting against the military part and then saying good luck to the rest. "