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Isakson Questions Trump Administration Withdrawal Of Troops From Syria

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 
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Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson said he finds the Trump administration move to withdraw some troops from Syria “troubling.”

The Republican, who will retire at the end of the year, sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“The administration should revisit its approach to this very unstable region of the world,” Isakson said in a statement to WABE on Monday.

“The threat posed by ISIS and other transnational terrorists organizations in the Middle East continues to persist.”

The Trump administration said on Sunday it is moving some troops from Syria near the border with Turkey. It’s a region where Turkey threatens to attack Kurdish allies of the United States.

Isakson said he visited with Kurdish leaders in April.

“I was able to witness and confirm firsthand their commitment to the elimination of our common extremist threats,” he said.

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday he would retaliate against Turkey should it do anything he considers “off limits.”