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The Pentagon has said the order for the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria has been signed following President Donald Trump's December 19 announcement setting out plans for a full pullout, US media are reporting.
The military last week threatened another incursion against YPG, this time vowing to eliminate the fighters from all of northeastern Syria, where about 2,000 US special forces have operated, helping in the fight against IS and serving as a buffer in Turkish-Kurdish clashes.
Trump last week ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria, asserting that the Islamic State group had been defeated, and a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Turkey deployed hundreds of troops near a Kurdish stronghold in Syria Sunday, in the wake of the United States announcing plans to withdraw from the country.
Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke by telephone on Sunday and "agreed to ensure coordination between their countries' military, diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could result following any abuse of the withdrawal and transition phase in Syria", the Turkish presidency said in a statement.
"The execute order for Syria has been signed", a United States military spokesperson told Agence France-Presse on Sunday in response to a query, without providing further details.
"To be an ally is to fight shoulder to shoulder", Macron said, adding that France was doing just that in Chad in the fight against jihadist groups.
"To be an ally is to fight shoulder to shoulder", he said, "paying tribute" to outgoing Secretary Mattis, who he called a "reliable partner".
He said the US -led coalition provided airstrikes in support of the Kurdish fighters, who control only 35 percent of the region.
Turkey has long criticized the USA for training and arming the YPG, which it says is linked to domestic terrorists it has fought for more than three decades.
Trump, reportedly annoyed at Mattis' criticism, booted him out early, opting to promote the deputy secretary to acting secretary instead of waiting to nominate and receive approval for a replacement.
Iraqis are anxious that a resurgent ISIS could seep through the border that the militants obliterated when they swept across Syria and Iraq in 2014.
The Turkish president also wished a happy new year to the U.S. president and American people.
Also on ABC; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined leading Republicans on foreign affairs in urging Trump to withhold a final decision for 90 days, saying withdrawal would be "a premature and costly mistake".
It's down to man management. "It's about managing players, staff and it's about getting the best out of everyone", he said. It seems like a great set of lads, professional, wanting to do well and learn", he said.
At one point, he said that he would take responsibility for shutting down government if funding for the wall was not forthcoming. Trump is responding by saying he's "proud to shut down the government" and says he will "take the mantle".
Washington alleges that she covered up Huawei's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions . The re-imposed sanctions hit oil exports, shipping and banks - all core parts of Iran's economy.
Shami, who turned up for Delhi last season, was sold to KXIP while Mohit went back to Chennai Super Kings after a stint with KXIP. The high-profile unsold players were Cheteshwar Pujara, Brendon McCullum , Shaun Marsh, Chris Woakes and Dale Steyn.
A 26-year-old man - who was with Miss Millane before she went missing - is being held in Auckland in connection with the murder. Beard said they don't know where Millane's body is located but they're determined to find it and return it to her family.
Certain providers of substance abuse treatment, emergency services and mental health services could also be negatively impacted. Opposing the Republican lawsuit were 17 Democratic attorneys general led by Xavier Becerra of California.
Despite the request - which have at times been more along the lines of threats - the US has maintained the crippling sanctions. President Donald Trump in June, . where both sides agreed to work on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
He said Pakistan will continue to play whatever role it can play to support the Afghan peace process, the Dawn report said. President Donald Trump considers the war in Afghanistan a lost cause and has long pushed to pull the troops out.
Congress did pass legislation to fund much of the government through the fiscal year, until October 1. During the meeting, Trump said he would be "proud" to shutdown the government over border security.
The vote was triggered by 48 of her MPs angry at her Brexit policy, which they say betrays the 2016 referendum result. The PM thought she had seen off an attempt by this group of Brexiteers to get rid of her last month.
Miss Universe victor is Catriona Gray, 24, from Philippines
Catriona is an HIV/AIDS advocate at Love Yourself PH, and volunteers as a Teacher's Assistant to the students of Young Focus NGO. Moments after the Miss Universe Organization gave her a tribute, Ponce went to the stage and waved as the audience cheered on.
Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak Thursday night
Stargazers are encouraged to head over to the darkest spots outside and look up for a show of lights streaming across the sky. The Geminid Meteor Shower , while one of the brightest, is often overlooked because it always occurs when it's cold outside.
Trump Says He Would Intervene in Meng Case to Reach Trade Deal
Huawei, which makes smartphones and network equipment, said in a statement it looked forward to a "timely resolution" of the case. But a legal battle in Canada between China and the United States provides a warning of how hard that balancing act can be.