US Also Ends Air Campaign Against Daesh Under Trump Withdrawal Order - Report

© AFP 2022 / STR Smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Daesh and People's Protection Units (YPG)
Smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Daesh and People's Protection Units (YPG) - Sputnik International
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Earlier today, US President Donald Trump explained his decision to withdraw military forces from Syria, claiming that Daesh* had been defeated by the US-led coalition in the country.

According to the Reuters news agency, citing anonymous US officials, Donald Trump's order to pull out troops from Syria also means the end of the airstrikes against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria.

Previously, Trump claimed that the US had beaten the jihadists, stating that American soldiers would be coming home soon.

READ MORE: 'We Were Doing the Work': Trump Says Russia, Iran & Syria Local Enemies of Daesh

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stand atop of a building in the government held Sheikh Saeed district of Aleppo, during a media tour, Syria - Sputnik International
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The US-led coalition has conducted operations against Daesh in Syria, without permission from the Syrian government or the UN Security Council. At the same time, Damascus has repeatedly stated that the airstrikes conducted by Washington and its allies have killed numerous civilians in the region.

* Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

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