US President Donald Trump is under growing pressure to slow down the withdrawal of American troops from Syria since he announced a pullout on Twitter in December.
Military leaders, allies and the US Congress were surprised by the decision which prompted the resignations of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Brett McGurk.
Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.
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