>> We've almost completed that task.>> President Donald Trump, is backing off his recent pledge to pull some 2,000 American troops out of Syria. A senior administration official told Reuters Trump on Tuesday, had agreed to keep US forces stationed in war-torn Syria for now, at a meeting of his national security council.
This after Trump just hours earlier, suggested troops would be coming home soon.>> You're inclined to pull the troops out?>> I wanna get out. I wanna bring our troops back home.>> Trump cited recent major strides toward the defeat of the Islamic state.>> It's time. It's time.
We were very successful against ISIS, but sometimes it's time to come back home.>> Trump is repeatedly criticized former President Barack Obama, for overseeing the pull out of US Troops from Iraq. Trump says, that helped ISIS gain power. A claim critics deny. Trumps advisors are urging him to keep a small force in Syria to mop up ISIS, and limit the gains of Iran and Russia.
Which have supported Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, and the nation's six year old civil war. But Trump's reversal on troops in Syria, doesn't mean a long term commitment. The senior official said the impression Trump left, was that he would like to withdraw in a year or less. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, said in a statement that the mission in Syria quote, is coming to a rabid end.