The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to reporters in Rio de Janeiro as Netanyahu continues his state visit to Brazil, said the premier made the request during a recent phone call with Trump, after the USA leader announced plans to remove troops from the war-torn Arab country.
"We're in countries that most people have never even heard about", he said, referring to USA combat deployments, including in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The counter ISIS campaign continues, our efforts to counter Iranian aggression continues, and our commitment to Middle East stability and protection of Israel. The pro-US Kurds had asked for Syrian troops to be deployed first at Manbij, then throughout the North East of Syria, above the Euphrates.
Syria was lost long ago.
While White House officials have denied reports that Trump also has ordered half of the 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan to come home, Trump made it clear he has run out of patience for what's become the longest United States war.
"I didn't like the fact that they [YPG] are selling the small oil that they have to Iran", Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in front of reporters.
After discussions with the president and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, the senator said he "never felt better about where we are headed".
Trump said in late December that Turkey would take on Washington's military responsibilities in Syria.
Islamic State, or ISIS, is "mostly gone", he said, and the USA is slowly pulling out, "while at the same time fighting ISIS remnants".
OH police agencies send condolences after hilarious tweet about doughnut truck fire
Police in Lexington, Kentucky are in mourning, after a doughnut truck caught fire as it was passing through the town. Crews were able to extinguish the fire shortly after, but the responding officers took the loss pretty hard.
"The decision the president made on Syria in no way changes anything this administration is working on alongside Israel".
Trump's comments come a day after Republican Sen.
Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned military exit from Syria, which he announced last month against the advice of top national security aides and without consulting lawmakers or US allies participating in anti-ISIS operations.
However the Turkmen have expressed their desire to be set free from the dictatorship of the pro-US Kurds, not by Syria but by Turkey.
Defense Secretary James Mattis unexpectedly resigned after the announcement, and Brett McGurk, the US's top envoy in the fight against ISIL, announced he would be leaving his post earlier than expected due to the decision.
"It is Fake News and Pundits who have FAILED for years that are doing the complaining". "Just doing what I said I was going to do!" It has been freed by pro-US Kurds supported by the International Coalition.
Saying that the Taliban and Islamic State terrorists are "fighting each other" in parts of Afghanistan, he said he told the generals, "Why don't you let them fight?"