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Spokeswoman says Trump still wants Syria exit

BEIRUT – The White House says President Donald Trump still wants US troops to exit Syria as soon as possible, after the French president said he persuaded Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for an alleged chemical-weapons attack.

 

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Sunday night: "The US mission has not changed—the President has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible."

 

She added that the US still wants to "crush ISIS" and expects regional allies to help securing the region.

 


First published: 04.16.18, 07:43