US committed to expel Iran and its allied militias out of Syria

US Navy F-18E Super Hornets in flight - part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIS targets in Syria. (File photo: AFP)

The US States department announced on Friday that it is committed to expel Iran and its allied militias out of Syria.

The US State Department official said there will be no global reconstruction funding for Syria until a “credible and irreversible” political process led by the United Nations is underway, l said on Friday as the United States moved to redirect millions in stabilization funding.

The State Department also announced that former US ambassador to Iraq Jim Jeffrey will serve as a special adviser to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Syria overseeing talks on a political transition in that country.

The US is remaining in Syria, and will focus on ‘enduring defeat’ of ISIS, said the US official.

- With Reuters
 

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