WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday arguing that the United States should remain engaged with the conflict in Syria, saying they were "deeply concerned" about extremist groups in the country.
Is the United States staying in Syria? Is it pulling out? When? If you have no clue what the answers are, trust me, you're not alone.
In the latest version of this story which seems to change every five minutes, a State Department official said on Friday there was "no timeline" for the withdrawal of roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. Which is quite different from the "rapid withdrawal" everyone was hearing just 16 days ago.
So how did we get here? What is actually going to happen in Syria? This roundup of what's happened since the president first announced he was pulling out on Dec. 19 shows where we are at so far.