President Donald Trump has officially signed the order on the withdrawal of us forces from Syria.
It shall notify the spokesperson of the us department of defense, according to news agency AP.
on Thursday announced the president, that he considered the mission of the nearly 2000 american soldiers, who are on the ground in the borgerkrigshærgede country, for completed.
In a video on the social media Twitter declared Trump, that the Islamic State (IS) is defeated, and reiterated that american forces are going home.
- We have won over the ICE. We have beaten them, and we've beaten them well and thoroughly. We have taken the country back, he says in the video.
- So our boys, our young women, our men - they come all home together, and they come home now, adds Trump.
the Decision is controversial and has been met by criticism from several sides. A consequence was also that the Trumps defence secretary, Jim Mattis, chose to withdraw, reportedly due to a deep resistance to pull out.
Among some of the allies of the UNITED states, there are also surprise Trumps resolution. A british regeringstalsmand says there's still much to be done' in order finally to defeat the Islamic State.
Nor does the Danish defence minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen (V), is thrilled about the decision. Immediately after Trumps announcement he stated to the news agency Ritzau that he fears that the Islamic State are given free rein in the area when the americans are gone.
- Now get Isil-the people a respite, and so they may reorganize and come back. I think that it is too early to pull out of Syria, said the minister.
There is also a fear that a complete withdrawal could have a major impact on the balance of power in the region and for Russia and Iran's influence in the area. The two countries support the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
After Trump announced the withdrawal, expressed both countries are positive about the decision.
Trump could a short time after to tell you that he also intends to pull american soldiers out of Afghanistan.