Donald Trump, the American president has decided to halt CIA program backing moderate militias opposed to Bashar ul-Assad government.
The plan to train and equip the group opposed to Mr Assad was started in 2013 under the administration of Barack Obama.
Washington Post quoted from two unknown sources that the Trump’s decision was made with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and CIA Director Mike Pompeo after they consulted with lower ranking officials and before Trump’s July 7 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany. It was not part of U.S.-Russian negotiations on a ceasefire in southwestern Syria.
The ceasefire agreement, which took place on Sunday 9 July, two days later, covers the border areas of Jordan and Syria, and the Jordanian government has contributed to the formation of this agreement.
Meanwhile, Trump’s opponents in the United States consider his decision in favor of the extremist group.