Brett McGurk (L), the US envoy to the global coalition fighting Islamic State, resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. File photo: AFP

Donald Trump attacks ‘grandstander’ Brett McGurk, US anti-IS envoy who quit over president’s Syria pull-out

  • Brett McGurk, who was slated to leave his post in February 2019, objected to Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria
  • Trump, for his part, tweeted that McGurk had simply moved up the date of his resignation and added: ‘Grandstander?’
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Brett McGurk (L), the US envoy to the global coalition fighting Islamic State, resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. File photo: AFP
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