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President Trump Announces Victory against ISIL, Syria Troop Withdrawal : March 23 and October 14, 2019

President Trump Announces Victory against ISIL, Syria Troop Withdrawal
Anastazia Clouting

On March 23, 2019, President Donald Trump announced the United States and its partners had defeated the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria. At the time, there were 1,000 U.S. service members still in the country, who partnered with Syrian Defense Forces to ensure the terrorist group would not regain its foothold. In October, surprising military leaders, members of Congress, and some in his own cabinet, President Trump announced he was withdrawing U.S. troops from northeastern Syria and ceding the responsibility for protecting the area against ISIL to Turkey, which had ...

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