UPDATED 11:12 AM PT – Sat. Dec 22, 2018
A U.S. special envoy to the fight against ISIS, follows in the footsteps of James Mattis, by resigning from his post.
Brett McGurk submitted his resignation on Friday, in disagreement with the president’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.
McGurk was reportedly planning his departure back in February, but said pulling the U.S. out of the region “accelerated” his decision.
He added, the fight against ISIS in Syria is not over, and the destruction of the terror group while protecting citizens is a top priority.