BEIRUT, LEBANON 2:30 P.M.) – The U.S. will be fighting “radical Islamic terrorism” in Syria while also withdrawing their troops from the same country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during his press conference in Egypt on Thursday.
“The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is real. ISIS continues, we fight them in many regions around the country. Our commitment to continuing to prevent Daesh* growth… is real… We will continue at that,” Pompeo began.
“We’re going to do it, in a way, in one particular place — Syria — differently. The United States’ decision, President [Donald] Trump’s decision, to withdraw our troops has been made. We will do that,” Pompeo added at his press conference in Egypt.
Pompeo has been traveling around the Middle East this week, meeting with several Arab leaders, including the Jordanian King, Iraqi Prime Minister, and Egyptian President.