USA begins withdrawing troops from Syria


USA begins withdrawing troops from Syria

The USA says it has started withdrawing its troops from Syria.

Last month US President Donald Trump announced the decision to call back the 2,000 army personnel stationed in the country.

The move took back the USA's allies, many of whom had joined Washington in the battle against IS in Syria.

Even senior US officials were surprised by the decision, with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quitting in protest.