The announcement appears to be at odds with Trump's original declaration in which he vowed an immediate removal of USA forces from Syria and the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group. "The president will make sure any withdrawal from Syria will be done in a fashion to ensure 1) ISIS is permanently destroyed, 2) Iran doesn't fill in the back end, and 3) our Kurdish allies are protected", Graham tweeted.
In contrast to previously emphatic victory declarations, Trump said that "ISIS is mostly gone". We have other bases in the general area.
The shift came a day after a senior Republican senator said Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.
When he announced he was pulling troops from Syria, Trump said the withdrawal would be rapid.
However, in Wednesday's cabinet session, Trump also complained, "I didn't like the fact that [the Kurds] are selling the small oil that they have to Iran, and we asked them not to do it". "I never said I'm getting out tomorrow".
On when U.S. forces would leave Syria, Trump said: "I don't want to be in Syria forever", adding that "Iran can do what they want in Syria, frankly".
In Syria, about 2,000 U.S. soldiers operate alongside other foreign troops to assist local fighters battling Islamic State, a jihadist group that once held territory across much of Iraq and Syria and set up its own ultra-Islamist government.
Women should enter Sabarimala openly, not secretly: CPI
Two women have entered a Hindu temple for the first time since a ban was lifted on female visitors between the ages of 10 and 50. Violent protests broke out across the southern state with Indian police firing tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons.
Van Dijk lauds 'scary' Liverpool trio Salah, Firmino and Mane
The demands continue with a top-of-the-table tussle against Manchester City on Thursday night - and Van Dijk has no desire to slow down.
Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment
The man had tried to follow a plane operated by Greek airline Aegean, which was landing after a flight from Athens. In a tweet, Hanover police said officials were able to stop the auto , "overpower" a man and take him into custody.
On Monday, Trump said on Fox News that he had conciliated Senator Lindsey Graham about Graham's concern regarding a rapid withdrawal, asserting, "I said, 'You know, I never said that I'm going to rush out.'" He added that the USA could still fight ISIS despite pulling out from Syria, positing, "You can do two things at once".
Those concerns are shared at the top of Trump's own Republican party.
Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria, which he announced last month against the advice of top national security aides and without consulting lawmakers or US allies participating in anti-ISIS operations.
"The results are FAR BETTER than I ever said they were going to be!"
Trump had earlier stunned allies - and prompted the resignation of his respected defence secretary, James Mattis - by abruptly announcing that the jihadists were defeated and that USA troops in Syria were ready to leave.
"Military officials have declined to specify the timing of the departure, partly for operational security reasons and partly because many details are still quite fluid, and officials recognize that Mr. Trump could change his mind at any moment and speed up the departure". There is an argument that says we just pull up our stuff, go home, let the region run itself.
Saying that the Taliban and Islamic State terrorists are "fighting each other" in parts of Afghanistan, he said he told the generals, "Why don't you let them fight?"