Syria war: ‘IS suicide bomber’ kills US troops in Manbij

Source:BBC News Date:17Jan2019

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has previously criticised Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, said on Wednesday that the move could encourage IS attacks and “set in motion enthusiasm by the enemy we’re fighting”.

Later, US Vice-President Mike Pence said he and President Trump condemned the attack in Syria but reiterated that the withdrawal plan would continue.

“We have crushed the [IS] caliphate and devastated its capabilities. As we begin to bring our troops home… we will never allow the remnants of [IS] to re-establish their evil and murderous caliphate.”