While singling out the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as "tenacious fighters", the inspector general noted the threat of a Turkish invasion against these US-backed forces, as Ankara views them to be linked to Turkish separatists.
Trump on Saturday said he wanted to keep American soldiers in Iraq to "watch Iran", but official agreements between the U.S. and Iraq limit their remit to fighting terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and providing training and tactical advice to Iraqi forces.
The report comes as Trump is expected to call in Tuesday's speech for conclusions to what he will describe as endless wars, not just in Syria, where about 3,000 USA troops are said to be stationed, but also in Afghanistan, where some 14,000 us military personnel are still deployed. But the troops have yet to start leaving Syria, and officials subsequently have said the military exodus would unfold over several months.
"We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom - and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair", Trump said.
On a related issue, the State Department said this week that the US and South Korea have reached a tentative agreement on sharing the costs of keeping 28,500 American troops in South Korea, but no final deal has been signed to replace the existing agreement, which expired at the end of 2018.
The developments come after US President Donald Trump visited a US military base in western Iraq in December past year. USA policy has been to keep troops in place until the extremists are eradicated.
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The Norwegian, who returned to Old Trafford in late December, has overseen eight wins and one draw since taking the reins. Herrera has become central to Solskjaer's plans, playing in a midfield three alongside Pogba and Nemanja Matic .
General Joseph L. Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, told senators Tuesday that Trump did not consult him before making his announcement that he planned to bring U.S. troops home from Syria "now".
McConnell stood by Trump during the 35-day partial government shutdown in a dispute over border security, and he is usually reluctant to criticize the president.
However, legal efforts to counter these measures were dealt a blow last month when a U.S. court in Arkansas ruled against a newspaper seeking to overturn the state's anti-BDS law.
The general offered that caution hours before Trump's State of the Union address to Congress, in which the president may boast that the US and allies have eliminated Islamic State's "caliphate", its hold on a huge swath of territory in Syria and Iraq.
He added that territory under Isis control had been reduced to less than 20 sq miles (5,180 hectares) and would be recaptured by US-backed forces prior to the United States withdrawal, which he said would be carried out in a "deliberate and coordinated manner". It also said that ISIS is likely to regain territory after the US leaves.
The Syrian Democratic Front is a Kurdish-led coalition of fighting forces that the US military is helping to battle ISIS and other jihadist groups in Syria.
Dozens of states have passed various forms of anti-BDS bills in recent years, but several of those measures are now being challenged in courts across the country.