Jan 6, 2019

Syria conflict: Bolton says US withdrawal is conditional

AFP The withdrawal of US troops from Syria depends on certain conditions, US National Security Adviser John Bolton says, in a further indication that the process is being slowed down. US officials said American forces had been given 30 days to leave Syria. He told reporters there was no timetable for a US withdrawal from Syria but that there was not an unlimited commitment. Mr Netanyahu said he would discuss Iran's ambitions in Syria when he met Mr Bolton on Sunday evening. Over the intervening years the number of US troops in Syria has increased, and a network of bases and airfields has been established in an arc across the north-eastern part of the country.

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