Donald Trump says troops withdrawal would be done prudently, 11 killed in US-led airstrike in Syrian town

Huge property losses were caused as a result of the latest series of airstrikes in Shofeh in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour in Syria.

The United States President Donald Trump has said the fight against Daesh and ISIS militants in Syria was not over and the military withdrawal would be done prudently.

He said the U.S. military will leave at a proper time and pace.

In a fresh US-led airstrike on a town held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Shofeh in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour at least 11 people were killed on Friday.

Huge property losses were caused as a result of the latest series of airstrikes.

The United States has been supporting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in its push to dislodge the ISIS and Daesh militants in the eastern Euphrates River region.

The US president came under pressure both at home and in allied capitals after his previous statements indicating he wanted U.S. troops out of Syria.

Trump’s latest statement follows a trip by his National Security Adviser John Bolton to Israel in which he told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that withdrawal would not happen.

Allies like Britain and France warned that Daesh and ISIS were not defeated.

The pullout promise also sparked outspoken opposition from within Trump’s Republican party and the resignation of Defence Secretary James Mattis.

Currently, about 2,000 US forces are in the Syria.

The country is in the grips of a complex civil war.

Most of the U.S. soldiers are there to train local forces fighting the hardcore terrorists.