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USA in Syria : Trump: the reconquest of the whole of the IS-territory is

US President Donald Trump expects in the immediate future with a complete re-conquest of the once of the terrorist IS militia-held area in Syria and Iraq. An appropriate Declaration of his government could possibly be done in the coming week, Trump said on Wednesday during a meeting of foreign Ministers of the Anti-IS coalition in Washington. Trump had announced in December, which is currently around 2000 US soldiers in Syria to be deducted. A time to plan, he has not submitted so far.

Trump said on Wednesday, the U.S. military, its coalition partners and the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) would have almost liberated the entire territory of the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) had to call their "Caliphate". "Your country is gone, this is an important factor, your country is gone," he added. "You have only still Remains, but the Remains can be very dangerous."

Trump, the deduction of confirmed plans. "We are looking forward to welcome our fighters in Syria, a very warm welcome home." He stressed in front of the foreign Ministers of the coalition, but the trigger is not the end of US involvement in the fight against the IS. "We will work with you for many more years." He said that the Remains of the IS would "be smaller and smaller and smaller".

Germany warns of a power vacuum after the US withdrawal

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US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo order said that the terrorist militia is more a "threat". Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas had warned before the conference, in front of a power vacuum left by a withdrawal of US soldiers from Syria. The danger, the out by the IS, not be banned "by far". The Anti-IS coalition includes 74 countries, as well as alliances such as Nato and the EU.

Pompeo called on the other members of the coalition, foreign fighters of the terrorist militia, who are citizens of these countries, to take back and to put before the court. It must be ensured that the IS going to held to account for its atrocities to justice and the victims of the terrorist militia justice could know, said the US Secretary of state. German nationals had joined the IS.

Maas said on Wednesday, with a view on Syria, it was important that "it is particularly offensive in the North-East, and Idlib to any large-scale military. This would cause a humanitarian Disaster.“ The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened, in the North-East against the Kurdish militia YPG-mentioned SDF. Turkey considers the YPG as a terrorist organization.

Idlib in the North-West of the country is the last great stronghold of the opposition groups fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. A from Russia and Turkey-backed ceasefire in place since September, but it respects more likely to miss.

The U.S. Senate voted against a rapid troop withdrawal

Trump had based its withdrawal plans just before Christmas, in order that the IS be beaten. On Twitter, he wrote at the time: "We have to defeat the IS in Syria." In January, two soldiers and two civilian employees of the defense Ministry were killed in a suicide attack in Northern Syria, four U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Senate began to Trump's pressure, and agreed on Tuesday (local time) with a large majority against a quick troop withdrawal from Syria and also from Afghanistan. A corresponding addition to strengthen a draft law with the title of "America's security in the Middle East" was introduced by trump is the Republicans themselves.

There it is, "that the hasty withdrawal of US troops from the two countries could jeopardise the hard-won gains, and the national security of the United States". Without a corresponding decision of the house of representatives and a signature by the Trump of the design, however, is not to the law.

from Iraq, the United States would monitor Iran

The Pentagon warned on Monday in a report, without a corresponding pressure of the IS might win, "probably within six to twelve months of revival" and a part of the lost terrain. In the field of U.S. troops in the East of Syria to fade around 2000 IS fighters love.

Trump told the TV station CBS a few days ago about a possible revival of the IS: "We will come back, if we need to. We have very fast planes, we have very good cargo aircraft.“ He stressed that the US would leave soldiers in Iraq. From Iraq, the United States would monitor Iran. At the same time, the troops would fight from there, IS while the U.S. soldiers abzögen from Syria "slowly".

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In the Pentagon report, it was said, the IS is still to Offensive. The SDF continued to fight against the IS, but depend heavily on the support of the coalition. In the Pentagon report, reference is made to the fact that Turkey had participated since 2017 no ground operations against the IS. (dpa)

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