Haley: US not pulling out of Syria until goals achieved

The United States has frozen plans to withdraw its forces from Syria, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday, citing the recent suspected Syrian chemical weapon attack in Douma.

Earlier this month, President Trump revealed that he was planning to remove the roughly 2,000 US troops deployed in Syria, mostly as advisers to rebel groups, in the near future.

“I want to get out,” Trump said. “I want to bring our troops back home. I want to start rebuilding our nation.”