US House of Representatives defeats measure to withdraw troops from Iraq, Syria

18 Jun, 2015 11:29 am

WASHINGTON (Webdesk) — The US House of Representatives voted against a resolution that would have removed US troops from Iraq and Syria unless the Congress voted for a new war authorization against ISIL, according to the final floor vote.

As per reports, The House resolution was defeated in a final vote of 288 to 139. The resolution called for a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Syria within six months, if the House failed to authorize the war against ISIL by July 2015.

A large number of Republicans voted against the bill because of national security concerns related to the withdrawal of US forces from the Middle East.


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