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#FactOfTheDay 20/12/2018 – Donald Trump plans to withdraw US troops from Syria

On Wednesday, Donald Trump surprised his foreign allies and fellow Republicans by announcing that the US would withdraw its troops from Syria after claiming that the “Islamic State has been defeated”. The US has over 2 000 ground troops stationed in the Kurdish region in northern Syria training local forces to fight ISIS. Although a large portion of the organization has been defeated, there are an estimated 14 000 ISIS fighters left in Syria. The British government, as well as US Senator Lindsay Graham, have already criticized this move claiming that ISIS has not been completely defeated and that it would be a big win for Iran, Russia and Bashar Al Assad.

Dawit Tesfay

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Après avoir effectué la deuxième année du master Sécurité Globale analyste politique trilingue à l'Université de Bordeaux, j'effectue un stage au sein d'EU Logos afin de pouvoir mettre en pratique mes compétences d'analyste concernant l'actualité européenne sur la défense, la sécurité et plus largement la coopération judiciaire et policière.

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