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Trump-Syria pullout: US envoy Brett McGurk quits
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Trump-Syria pullout: US envoy Brett McGurk quits

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Washington, Dec 23: The US envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group resigned in protest over US President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, reports say on Sunday.

Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat IS, brought his departure forward from February, a report in BBC said. Before Mr Trump's announcement he had insisted that the US would continue working against IS in Syria.

It follows the resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday.(UNI)