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US troops in Syria to be pulled out 'quickly', says Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US Donald on Sunday said the troop pullout in is happening "quickly".

Trump's remarks came after his told reporters that the US will not bring its troops back unless the guarantees that it would not attack the Syrian Kurdish forces.

Syrian Kurdish forces are backed by the US and are a critical American partners in the fight against

"It's going quickly," told reporters here when asked how long it will take to pullout troops from

said there was no need for US forces in now that the has been defeated there.

"We've wiped out in Iraq, we've wiped out ISIS. hates ISIS more than we do if that's possible. hates ISIS more than we do. hates ISIS, maybe not as much as we do. But these are countries that hate ISIS," he said adding that these countries can now do the fighting themselves.

Earlier in the day, Bolton told journalists travelling with him on a trip to that the US wanted a guarantee from that Kurds in Syria would be protected.

"There are objectives that we want to accomplish that condition the withdrawal," he said.

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First Published: Sun, January 06 2019. 22:45 IST