Trump: U.S. troops will be out of Syria 'very soon'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE said on Thursday that the U.S. would be out of Syria "very soon" in the fight against ISIS. 

"We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. We'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon," President Trump said in an Ohio speech focused on infrastructure, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror group.

"Let the other people take care of it now. Very soon. Very soon, we're coming out. We're going to have a hundred percent of the caliphate, as they call it. Sometimes referred to as land, taking it all back. Quickly, quickly," he continued. 

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While the U.S. military presence in Syria has been aimed at ISIS, the Trump administration has also criticized Syrian President Bashar Assad, citing his human rights record.

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