US Senate Passes Amendment Opposing Plans to Exit Syria, Afghanistan

© AP Photo / APTVThis Saturday, April. 29, 2017 still taken from video, shows an American soldier standing on an armored vehicle in the northern village of Darbasiyah, Syria
This Saturday, April. 29, 2017 still taken from video, shows an American soldier standing on an armored vehicle in the northern village of Darbasiyah, Syria - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Senate passed an amendment opposing President Donald Trump’s plans for a quick withdrawal of forces from Syria and Afghanistan by a large bipartisan majority.

The Senate passed the amendment by a 70 to 26 vote on Monday.

In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018, shows a line of US military vehicles in Syria's northern city of Manbij - Sputnik International
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The amendment was non-binding but reflected widespread support among Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.

It is expected to be included in a broader bill funding continued US support for Israel, Jordan and Syrian opposition groups that the House of Representatives is expected to take up later this week.

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Earlier, the bill to approve funding for Israel, cooperation with Jordan and continue US support for opposition groups in Syria the Senate invoked cloture but did not pass the bill.

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