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Rep. Bacon compares Trump's Syria withdrawal to Obama's Iraq pull out

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Washington, DC, December 20, 2018

President Donald Trump is declaring victory against the Islamic State group in a new White House video explaining his sudden decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

Trump says in the video, "We have won against ISIS." And he says, "Now it's time for our troops to come back home."

Officials announced Wednesday Trump would be pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, sparking alarm and outrage from Republican lawmakers.

"We could see ISIS have a resurgence," said Republican Don Bacon in a phone interview with KETV NewsWatch 7 Wednesday night. "To do something quickly does put at risk the gains that we've made."