The Americans would not only withdraw troops from Syria, as US President Donald Trump said earlier, but, probably, the grouping of forces would increase there, the Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on Information Policy believes.
The head of the White House decided not to withdraw troops from Syria in spite of his statement last week. According to the media, he was persuaded to do so by his advisers, explaining that the time has not yet come and the terrorists are still strong.
«Last week, Trump wanted to «very soon» withdraw troops from Syria, but had already changed his mind: he was explained that it was impossible to derive anything. Rather, the number of troops will increase. There is a need to listen on this Mathis — not Trump, «- Alexey Pushkov wrote on Twitter.
Defense Secretary James Mattis was one of those who told Trump that the US contingent in Syria is already shrinking, and a full withdrawal would mean the loss of territory reclaimed by the US and its allies. One of the administration’s employees reported this to the NBC channel.