Trump says will pull out troops from ‘endless’ wars

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump reaffirmed, in an interview on Sunday, his determination to pull US troops out of “endless wars” in Syria and Afghanistan, but said they should stay in Iraq.
Trump cited the high cost in blood and money after years of fighting in Afghanistan, in arguing for a US withdrawal from the place where the 9/11 attacks were hatched.
“It’s time,” he said in the interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And we’ll see what happens with the Taliban. They want peace. They’re tired. Everybody’s tired.” US officials have been holding talks in Qatar with the Taliban on a framework for peace negotiations.
On Syria, Trump said the 2,000 US troops in the country would leave “in a matter of time.” He said he will soon be announcing the recapture of “100 per cent of the caliphate” once claimed by the IS group in Iraq and Syria. — Reuters