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White House: U.S. involvement in Syria coming to 'rapid end'

The White House on Wednesday said that U.S. military involvement in Syria is "coming to a rapid end." There are roughly 2,000 American troops still in Syria, assisting in the fight against the Islamic State.

In a statement, the White House said that ISIS is "almost completely destroyed," and as such, the U.S. will seek to wind down its combat presence. "The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated," the statement read. "We will continue to consult with our allies and friends regarding future plans."

No timetable was offered for withdrawal. Earlier this week, President Trump conceded in a National Security Council meeting to keeping soldiers in Syria "a little longer," Reuters reported Wednesday, but he "wants them out relatively soon," per a senior administration official.