The top general inspecting US military actions in the Middle East told that the US President Donald Trump did not consult him during taking the decision to withdraw the US troops from Syria.
In last month, the US President Donald Trump insisted about the defeat of ISIS in Syria and told all the US troops were “coming back now”.
The President had long interrogated multiple and never-ending wars of America but his withdrawal order came as a shock to Washington, long years of perception in Syria. The Senate Armed Services Committee has been informed by the US Central Command leader general Joseph Votel, who is retiring in the coming weeks, told, “ I was not aware of the specific announcement. Certainly, we were aware that he had expressed a desire and intent in the past to depart Syria”.
He added, “I was not consulted ”. The detailed description which the US President did not disclose to Votel ahead of the important decision will likely instigate the critics who claim the president declines to listen to the experts and instead beliefs on his gut – or even the counsel of foreign leaders.
The US President made his decision after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had told Istanbul would lead the fight against IS scraps in Syria.
Despite the decision of Trump, America still has 2,000 or so troops in Syria and only non-essential gear has been withdrawn.
Votel told the US elimination from Syria would be vigilant and deliberate, and noted that IS are still not whipped.