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"We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon".

The Saudi contribution comes as President Donald Trump's administration is looking to bypass the US Congress to reduce foreign aid spending, including funds for programs in Syria, the West Bank and Gaza.

The stabilization projects focus on bringing back electricity and running water while removing land mines from the war-ravaged country.

"As a result of key partner contributions by coalition members, Secretary Pompeo has authorized the Department of State to redirect approximately $230 million in stabilization funds for Syria which have been under review", she said in a statement.

Brett McGurk, the special White House envoy to the coalition against ISIS, said the extremist group has been cleared from some 99 per cent of its former territory in Syria and that preparations for the final phase of the campaign are being made.

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Nauert said that the decision "does not represent any lessening of U.S. commitment to our strategic goals in Syria".

"This substantial contribution will play a critical role in the coalition's efforts to revitalize communities, such as Raqqa, that have been devastated by ISIS terrorists", the embassy said in a statement. They will then need to train local forces to hold the ground.

"There is not going to be by global agreement reconstruction assistance to Syria unless the United Nations validates that a credible and irreversible political process is underway", Satterfield told a conference call. The president made the announcement Friday, informing Congress he was ending the stabilization efforts now underway in the war-torn country.

The bulk of the amount was pledged earlier this year under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The Trump administration informed Congress on Friday that it would end $200 million worth of stabilization efforts in war-torn Syria as it attempts to remove USA forces from the conflict.

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He also said that his country will withdraw its troops in Syria "very soon", triggering speculation of the USA possible retreat from Syria.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey was named U.S. special representative to Syria on August 17. Jeffrey, who retired in 2012, also holds the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service: career ambassador.

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict. ISIS is an alternate acronym for the militant group.

We will continue to provide life-saving, needs-based humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Syrians, support for the White Helmets and the UN's International Impartial and Independent Mechanism to hold the Assad regime accountable for serious crimes, as well as equipment and other measures to counter the effects of chemical weapons in northwest Syria.

In a tweet, Trump said "the United States has ended the ridiculous 230 Million Dollar yearly development payment to Syria". "I want to develop the USA, our military and countries that help us!"

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