Original article by Cameron Stewart, Paul Maley
The Australian – Page: 1 & 7 : 21-Dec-18
Liberal senator Jim Molan says President Donald Trump has made a serious mistake in deciding to withdraw all remaining US troops from Syria. Australia was one of few allies of the US to be informed of the decision before it was formally announced. Britain’s Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood has also expressed concern about the decision, warning that Islamic State is still a threat despite Trump’s claims that it has been defeated in Syria. The withdrawal of US troops from Syria had been part of Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign platform.
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