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Trump agrees to keep US troops in Syria

US president’s decision comes a day after saying he wanted to pull American troops out, arguing that the United States had essentially already won the battle against ISIS.

Donald Trump has agreed to keep US troops in Syria, for the time being at least, a day after he said he wants them out.

The US president is said to have changed his mind after meeting with national security advisers.

Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from the White House.