Trump says Erdogan assures 'will eradicate' any IS group left in Syria
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US President Donald Trump late Sunday said his Turkish counterpart assured him that any remaining Islamic State group fighters in Syria will be eliminated, after Trump abruptly ordered US troops in Syria to leave.
"President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed me that he will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS in Syria," Trump said in a Tweet around midnight Sunday, using another acronym for the jihadist group.
President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed me that he will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS in Syria....and he is a man who can do it plus, Turkey is right “next door.” Our troops are coming home!Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018
Repeating a pattern of admiring comments towards global strongmen, Trump added that Erdogan "is a man who can do it."
Trump appeared to be elaborating on a phone call he had earlier on Sunday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"Our troops are coming home!" Trump said in his late-Sunday tweet.