US State Department Says Special Envoy McGurk Resigns

US State Department Says Special Envoy McGurk Resigns

America's Voice Admin
December 22, 2018

US State Department Says Special Envoy McGurk Resigns

Brett McGurk, the U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State group
Brett McGurk, the U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State group

WASHINGTON —

Brett McGurk, the special envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State, submitted his resignation on Friday, effective Dec. 31, a U.S. State Department official said on Saturday.

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A person familiar with the matter said McGurk has quit because he objected to President Donald Trump's decision to pull out U.S. troops from Syria, a decision followed by the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a day later.

CBS reported McGurk's resignation earlier on Saturday.

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