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U.S. general says Trump didn’t consult him on Syria

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U.S. general says Trump didn’t consult him on Syria

U.S. general says Trump didn’t consult him on Syria

A top U.S. general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing insurgency.

Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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U.S. general says Trump didn’t consult him on Syria

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) U.S. GENERAL JOSEPH VOTEL, HEAD OF THE U.S. MILITARY'S CENTRAL COMMAND, SAYING: "I was not aware of the specific announcement.

Certainly we aware that he has expressed a desire and an intent in the past to depart Syria." The top U.S. general in charge of troops in the Middle East told a Senate panel Tuesday that he was left out of the loop on President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria.

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) U.S. GENERAL JOSEPH VOTEL, HEAD OF THE U.S. MILITARY'S CENTRAL COMMAND, SAYING: "I was not consulted." The disclosure by General Joseph Votel, head of the US military's Central Command, came after a stark warning that the fight against ISIS isn't over.

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) U.S. GENERAL JOSEPH VOTEL, HEAD OF THE U.S. MILITARY'S CENTRAL COMMAND, SAYING: "We continue our efforts with our partners in Syria to keep pressure on ISIS as they continue to present threats to us.

We should expect that they continue to attack us." Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Votel said ISIS counts on 20 to 30,000 fighters in the region - though he added they're not fully confident In those numbers.

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) U.S. GENERAL JOSEPH VOTEL, HEAD OF THE U.S. MILITARY'S CENTRAL COMMAND, SAYING: "This is probably a low to moderate confidence number" His remarks represent the latest warning that ISIS could regroup after U.S. troops leave - a decision made by the president in December after declaring ISIS had been defeated.

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "When I took over Syria, it was infested with ISIS and now you have very little ISIS and the caliphate almost knocked out." The move helped trigger the resignation of his defense secretary, James Mattis, and is now drawing vocal opposition from members of his own party.

The GOP-led Senate delivered a rebuke to Trump's plans for Syria and Afghanistan, voting overwhelmingly on Monday to oppose any abrupt withdrawal of troops in both countries.

Marking the second time in two months that the Senate supported a measure challenging Trump's foreign policy.




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