FILE PHOTO – U.S. envoy to the coalition towards Islamic State, Brett McGurk, speaks with media throughout a briefing to Defeat ISIS and an replace on the Coalition’s efforts in the course of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett McGurk, the special envoy for the worldwide coalition to defeat Islamic State, submitted his resignation on Friday, efficient Dec. 31, a U.S. State Department official mentioned on Saturday.
An individual conversant in the matter mentioned McGurk has give up as a result of he objected to President Donald Trump’s choice to drag out U.S. troops from Syria, a choice adopted by the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a day later. CBS reported McGurk’s resignation earlier on Saturday.
Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk
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