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The order to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria has been signed.

A U.S. defense official confirmed to CNN that “the execute order for Syria has been signed,” while a second defense official told CNN that outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis signed it.

The execute order spells out how and when the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria will take place, but the official would not provide any additional operational details. The order begins to pave the way for exactly how and when U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Syria, of which there are currently about 2,600 servicemembers in the country.

The drawdown is expected to begin in the next several weeks and could take several weeks to finish.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hope Ministries says in order for it to pull off its massive holiday meal, it needs donations.

The organization is gearing up to serve more than 2,500 meals to those in need on Christmas day.

It is asking for donations of several types of meat such as boneless ham and pork loin, dairy products, dinner rolls and canned vegetables.

Hope Ministries will be accepting food donations on Monday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information you can visit their website at