Senate passes Middle East policy bill rebuking Trump

Pentagon: ISIS will regain ground in Syria when US troops leave and will play troop withdrawal as a 'victory'

Pentagon: ISIS will regain ground in Syria when US troops leave and will play troop withdrawal as a 'victory'

And last week, usa intelligence chiefs also broke with the president, saying IS would continue to pursue attacks from Syria, as well as Iraq, against regional and Western adversaries, including the US. Angus King, I-Maine, asked.

"I am confident we will make sure that ISIS doesn't have access to those oil fields", Pompeo told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump addresses a gathering of foreign ministers aligned toward the defeat of Islamic State at the State Department in Washington, US, February 6, 2019.

That decision prompted the resignations of Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the Special Presidential Envoy to the Counter-ISIS campaign Brett McGurk.

After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, Trump praised "the unmatched valor" of US forces.

A top U.S. Army general for the region, Joseph Votel, said in Senate testimony on Tuesday that the group could experience a resurgence after a U.S. pullout.

"I don't know how many times you can say this but I prefer the president would stay off Twitter - particularly with regard to these important national security issues", Sen.

The Pentagon's own internal watchdog released a report on Monday saying Isis remained an active insurgent group and was regenerating functions and capabilities more quickly in Iraq than Syria. He said the fight is entering a new stage where those allied against IS must confront a "decentralized jihad" with more than military force. "But we're-yeah, they'll be coming back in a matter of time".

"The government of Iraq understands the relationship, the view that we have on Iran and understands our concerns with Iran", Votel said.

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Fears that IS fighters are making a strategic manoeuvre to lie low ahead of the USA pullout have fuelled criticism that Trump had telegraphed his military plans - the same thing he accused President Barack Obama of doing in Afghanistan.

"The target was already on United States forces in the region", said Phillip Smyth, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who tracks Iranian proxy groups.

He applauded USA forces and said, 'You can't do better than we've done militarily, but you'll have people that will be around but we'll search them out and you'll search them out and we'll find them'.

In an interview with CBS News broadcast on Sunday, Trump said the US troops in Syria would be departing soon. "And one of the reasons I want to keep it is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem".

Asked by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, if the USA mission in Iraq is to defeat ISIS, Votel replied, "that is exactly my understanding", adding that the U.S. is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government.

The language McConnell successfully inserted, with the support of most Republicans and about half of Senate Democrats, trumpeted the work that USA troops have done in battling the Islamic State and the importance of their continued presence for the stability of the region and the security of US allies. And Votel replied, "We were not".

"We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom-and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair", said Trump.

'The ISIS caliphate has been crushed, we have taken back 99 percent of that territory, but we will not rest or relent until all of what ISIS claimed before has been captured, ' Pence told him.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gestures during a meeting in Baghdad, Jan. 13, 2019.

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