"ISIS presents a very real threat to the long-term stability in this region and our mission remains the same, the enduring defeat of ISIS," said Major General Christopher Ghika, Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander.
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A former defense official said it would be "an indictment of the president himself" had Donald Trump not met Brett McGurk, who was coordinating the international campaign against the Islamic State militant group.
"To be allies is to fight shoulder to shoulder. It's the most important thing for a head of state and head of the military," Macron said.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Selna agreed with prosecutors, and sentenced Syrian-American Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, of Walnut, California for supplying Syrian rebels with "instruments of death."
Although France, along with other allies and even many within the Trump administration, are still trying to determine what the president's exit strategy will be, Paris has stated that it plans to leave its forces in Syria for the time being.
"If ISIS hits us, they are doomed!" Trump tweeted.
The Syrian Democratic Forces said Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops has "dangerous implications" for regional stability.
Despite apparent contradictions, a senior administration spokesperson said that "the president's statements on this topic have been 100 percent consistent."
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"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency," the president tweeted.
"With all due respect, ISIS is not defeated in Syria, Iraq, and after just returning from visiting there—certainly not Afghanistan," the GOP senator from South Carolina said.
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Already suffering heavy casualties in their fight against ISIS, the U.S.-backed Kurds are bracing for Turkish attacks "within a few days."
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Iraq and Syria both declared victory against ISIS late last year, but the jihadis have maintained a presence in the face of pro-government and U.S.-led airstrikes in the latter.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said "you will not be able to survive the debris of drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination" if U.S. sanctions hit.
"Anybody can get tired of babysitting 'President Loco.' Look at his Twitter feed today. This is somebody who is off his medications."
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The U.S.-led coalition claimed to have killed an infamous ISIS commander, but the Syrian government and activists said no.
The U.S. military has begun setting up observation posts on the Syrian border with Turkey, as the latter has attacked the Pentagon's Kurdish allies.
The material reportedly encouraged violent jihad against nonbelievers and urged the death penalty for women who have an affair.